NA Chairwoman Ngan elected as Chairperson of National Election Council
National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan was elected as Chairperson of the National Election Council at the ongoing ninth session of the 14th legislature in Hanoi on June 11.
NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (third from right)
With 95.65 percent of votes in favour, the NA adopted a resolution on the election of the chairperson of the council.
Lawmakers also voted to pass resolutions approving the dismissal of Vuong Dinh Hue from the post of Deputy Prime Minister, and Nguyen Thanh Hai from the membership of the NA Standing Committee.
Hue was appointed as Secretary of the Party Committee of Hanoi in February this year, while Hai was appointed as Secretary of Thai Nguyen provincial Party Committee in May.
Agricultural land use tax exemption extended to end of 2025
The 14th National Assembly (NA) adopted a resolution on extending a tax exemption on the use of agricultural land at the ongoing ninth session on June 10, with 94.41 percent of delegates voting in favour.
The exemption stipulated in Resolution No. 55/2010/QH12 in November 2010 will be extended until the end of 2025.
The new resolution will take effect on January 1, 2021.
The move aims to uphold the results of the policy to remove agricultural land use taxes in keeping with the orientations of the Party and State on agriculture and rural development.
It also contributes to addressing difficulties facing farmers, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change./.
Lawmakers focus on personnel work
Legislators are discussing personnel work at the ongoing ninth session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) in Hanoi on June 11.
They will discuss and vote on the list of candidates for the chairmanship of the National Election Council. Election results will be announced on the day.
They are scheduled to vote on the approval of the dismissal of Vuong Dinh Hue from the post of Deputy Prime Minister, and Nguyen Thanh Hai from the membership of the committee. Hue was appointed as Secretary of the Party Committee of Hanoi in February this year, while Hai was appointed as Secretary of Thai Nguyen provincial Party Committee in May.
Also at the morning session, deputies discuss in groups about a draft resolution reducing corporate income tax in 2020 for businesses, cooperatives, public non-business units and other organisations, and a revised bill on environmental protection.
In the afternoon, they are due to touch upon the adjustment of investment policies for the building of some sections on the North-South expressway for 2017-2020.
Two resolutions, one law adopted at onging NA sitting
Lawmakers on June 10 adopted a resolution on law and ordinance building programme for 2021 and adjustments to the programme for 2020, and another on the extension of the exemption of agricultural land use tax with a majority of votes in favor, at the ongoing ninth session of the 14th National Assembly in Hanoi.
They also voted to pass the Law on amendments and supplements to some articles of the Law on Judicial Assessment.
Earlier the same day, legislators discussed in groups the draft revised law on Vietnamese labourers working abroad under contracts, the law on international agreements, and the law revising and supplementing some articles of the law on handling administrative violations.
They also touched upon the supplementation of charter capital for the Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank).
In the afternoon, the NA Standing Committee delivered a report on the personnel work.
The legislature will continue working as scheduled on June 11.
NA passes resolution on law and ordinance building programme for 2021
Lawmakers voted on June 10 to pass a resolution on a law and ordinance building programme for 2021 and adjustments to the programme for 2020, at the ongoing ninth session of the 14th National Assembly.
With 94 percent of votes in favour, the resolution clarifies that relevant agencies, organisations, and individuals must enhance their sense of responsibility and strictly implement the programme decided on by the legislature, while strengthening discipline and ensuring full compliance with regulations in the law on promulgating legal documents in the law-building work.
Legislators agreed that projects that fail to guarantee quality and progress should not be submitted to the legislature and NA Standing Committee.
They also agreed to withdraw the draft law amending and supplementing a number of articles in the Land Law from the programme, as more divisions need to be taken into account.
Vietnam Border Guard Law holds strategic significance in national defence: commander
The Vietnam Border Guard Law is of strategic significance to national construction and defence, Commander of the Vietnam Border Guard, Lieut. Gen. Hoang Xuan Chien, told the press on June 9.
While drafting the law, the Ministry of National Defence has collected opinions of agencies, organisations and individuals, as well as assessments of the Ministry of Justice, he said.
The bill was presented to the Government’s regular meeting in January, and received approval of Government members. At the ongoing ninth sitting of the 14th National Assembly, it is scheduled to be tabled for discussion in groups on June 16 and in a plenary session on June 19.
The Commander said Vietnam has over 5,000 km of land border and 3,260 km of coastline running through 44 cities and provinces.
He noted that while peace, friendship, cooperation and development have been the common trend pursued by countries worldwide, the regional and global situation has always faced complex and unforeseeable developments.
According to Chien, over the past 61 years, the Vietnamese border guard force has effectively implemented measures to manage and protect territorial sovereignty and national border, and safeguard border security and order.
However, such contents have yet to be prescribed in the national border law, the Border Guard Ordinance and relevant legal documents, he went on. Therefore, there is not sufficient legal foundation for competent agencies, forces and the border guard force to implement the tasks of building, managing and protecting national border and border areas.
In addition, the ordinance only handles issues regarding the border guard force, leaving out other subjects concerned in the building, management and protection of the national border and border areas. Some regulations relating to the limitation of human rights and citizens’ right have not matched the 2013 Constitution.
Besides, many duties and authority of the border guard force are prescribed in various laws and sub-law documents, causing difficulties and inconsistency.
Therefore, it is urgent to promulgate the Vietnam Border Guard Law that stipulates the responsibility, rights, obligations and tasks of agencies and forces in the border guard work, Chien said. VNA