Vietnam is facing new and greater difficulties and challenges, requiring the country to promote the tradition of great national solidarity to overcome this tough time, stated National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue at the opening of the 15th NA’s second session in Hanoi on October 20.
An overview of the opening of the 15th NA’s second session (Photo: VNA)
is facing new and greater difficulties and challenges, requiring the country to
promote the tradition of great national solidarity to overcome this tough time,
stated National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue at the opening of the 15th NA’s second session in Hanoi on October 20.
The event was held in the form of video conference with connection to 62 NA
deputy delegations in localities nationwide.
The NA leader noted that
the fourth wave of COVID-19 has posed severe impacts on many sectors, seriously
affecting production and business activities as well as the livelihoods and
living conditions of people.
With a minus 6.17 percent year
on year economic growth in the third quarter, the country’s economy
expanded only 1.42 percent in the first nine months of this year, the lowest
level since 2000, he said, adding that economic growth for the whole year is
likely to reach only 2.5-3 percent, far below the target set by the NA at about
Thanks to the solidarity
of the whole nation, social consensus and the active engagement of the entire
political system as well as the support and trust of the people and assistance
from the Vietnamese community abroad and international friends, COVID-19 has
been put under control across the nation, he said.
National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (Photo: VNA)
macro-economy has remained stable, and the agricultural sector has recorded
strong growth and continued to be the backbone of the economy and social
stability, said the NA leader.
He underlined that exports
have surged over the same period last year, while inflation has been reigned
in, State budget collection and major balances of the economy have been
ensured, social welfare and security have received great attention, and
national defence, security and social order have been maintained.
legislator briefed on the working programme of the second session, with two laws and five
resolutions to be adopted, and five other bills along with the Government’s
reports on a series of important issues to be tabled for discussion. Question-and-answer sessions will also be held.
The NA leader asked all
legislators to show high sense of responsibility in the debate,
speaking out voters’ opinions and deciding important matters.
Following the opening ceremony,
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh delivered a report on the results of the socio-economic
development plan for 2021 and a draft plan for 2022./.