National Assembly Sits for Final 2006 Session

The 11th-tenure National Assembly began its 10th session in Ha Noi on Tuesday. High on the agenda are assessing the implementation of socioeconomic tasks and the state budget in 2006, discussing the state budget estimate, and the budget for 2007.

National Assembly opens 10th session

The NA will also discuss and vote on 11 proposed laws, a resolution on the 2007 law-making program, the legislative body’s supervision program next year, and a resolution on the 2007 socioeconomic development plan.

In his opening speech, NA Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong highlighted the importance of the year’s final sitting.

After the opening speech, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung delivered a government report on socioeconomic development in 2006 and the tasks for 2007. The report says the Vietnamese economy grew by 7.84% in the past nine months. This year’s GDP growth is forecast at 8.2%, and per capita income at US$720.

The NA will consider reports by the NA Standing Committee, the NA Council of Ethnic Minorities, and other committees, as well as from the Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court and the Director of the Supreme People’s Procuracy, together with other reports.

Government representatives will have to answer NA deputies’ questions in the Q&A sessions.

Viet Nam expects to join the World Trade Organization on November 7. Therefore, if this takes place during the NA sitting, the legislative body will immediately approve it, NA Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong said.

Source: SGGP – Translated by Tuong Thuy

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