Party and State leaders as well as NA deputies pay homage to President Ho Chi Minh. (Photo: VGP)

In the working program on the morning of October 20, the NA held a preparatory session to approve the program of the second session.

Before NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue addressed the opening ceremony, NA deputies held a minute of silence to remember people, cadres and soldiers who died due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After that, the NA listened to reports on the results of the implementation of the socio-economic development plan in 2021; the socio-economic development plan for 2022; and the report on opinions and recommendations of voters and people sent to the 2nd session of the 15th NA.

Vietnam News Agency reported that during this session, the deputies are expected to consider and adopt two bills and five draft resolutions, including the law amending and supplementing some articles of the Statistics Law, the law amending and supplementing some articles of the Criminal Procedure Code, resolutions on a number of specific mechanisms and policies for Hai Phong city, and Nghe An, Thanh Hoa and Thua Thien-Hue provinces, and another resolution on the organisation of online trials.

Five other bills, comprising the Law on Mobile Police, the Law on Cinematography (amended), the Law on Insurance Business, the Law on Emulation and Commendation (amended), and the law amending and supplementing some articles of the Intellectual Property Law, will also be tabled for discussions.

Apart from legislative matters, the deputies will scrutinise reports on the implementation of the socio-economic development plan and state budget estimate in 2021, and COVID-19 prevention and control, along with decisions on the socio-economic development plan, state budget estimate and central budget allocation plan for 2022, among others.

The NA Office has also drawn up plans for a scenario where the pandemic continues to develop complicatedly nationwide. Under the scenario, the meeting will be held entirely in the form of teleconference and without a gap between the two phases, so that the session will conclude earlier, giving time for the Government and localities to focus on the pandemic fight./.

Compiled by BTA