NA okays vocational training law

The National Assembly yesterday approved an amended Law on Occupational Education after 55 per cent of deputies voted for the changes.

The law re-arranges the different levels of vocational training, including primary, intermediate and higher levels, to make them fall in line with the national education system.

The law, which entrusts the Government to manage vocational training, is expected to help improve vocational targets to reduce the gap between workers' skills and productivity. It will take effect from July 1, 2015.

The NA also adopted the amended Law on Viet Nam People's Army Officers and the amended Law on People's Public Security with 73 per cent and 72 per cent of deputies voting for the laws, respectively.

The laws are aimed at building the army and police into elite, professional forces to better safeguard national security.

A salient feature of the amended Law on People's Public Security is the enhanced role of district police forces as well as their jurisdiction. Government officials and NA deputies said this decision was based on contributions to public order and security made by district police in recent years.

Deputies also discussed the draft amendments to the law on sea and island resources and environment.

Most agreed with the need to revise the law to improve management of sea and island resources and environment to cope with climate change and to complete legal foundations for national sovereignty.

Some deputies proposed the compiling board review the amendments to avoid overlaps with current laws.

They also called for the clarification of the responsibilities of relevant ministries on managing sea and island resources and environment.

NA deputies also discussed the law on the promulgation of legal documents, urging the Government to improve their quality in order to avoid misunderstanding and unnecessary debates.

In particular, the Government should address the lack of guidance documents for laws, which has resulted in sluggish implementation for several years now, the deputies said.

They also suggested that the Government builds an appropriate and practical mechanism to collect and integrate the opinions of citizens and businesses in the law making process.

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