National Assembly's 10th Session Closes

The 11th National Assembly closed its 10th session, which was marked by the ratification of the country's accession to the World Trade Organization, in Ha Noi on Wednesday.

The 11th National Assembly's 10th session came to a close on Nov 29 

In his closing speech, NA Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong said during the session, the legislative body had dealt with most issues to date.

Prominent among those issues were the monitoring of the 5 million ha forestation project, the equitization of state-owned enterprises, the allocation of farming and housing land to ethnic minorities, and issues on teachers and managers in vocational training schools and job generation for former drug addicts, the Chairman said.

He also counted the outcome of the five-year enactment of the Law on Drug Prevention and Control and some issues relating to court and procuracy work.

Chairman Trong praised the effectiveness of the question-and-answer session, which involved the participation of the Prime Minister and six ministers and heads of sectors, saying these sessions focused on pressing issues of concern of the voters.

At the 10th session, the NA issued decisions on major plans for 2007 towards the targets of speeding up economic growth, and increasing the effectiveness, durability and quality of growth and the competitiveness of the national economy.

In the year 2007, the NA will work towards accelerating integration into the international economy, carrying out the country's WTO commitments and fulfilling other social goals, NA Chairman Trong said.

At the closing session, the NA voted for resolutions to adjust the goals and implementation timescales of the 5 million ha forest project, the law-building program, the NA's supervision work in 2007 and the socio-economic development plan for 2007.

Earlier in the morning, NA deputies voted for a resolution to dismiss a deputy from northern Thai Binh province, Mac Kim Ton, for abusing his position and power.

Source: VNA

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