Law makers will open their year-end session in Hanoi on October 21 in the context that the national economy is yet out of the woods.
Voters across the country are pinning high hope on the coming session where NA deputies are to show a huge sense of responsibility for their decision on key legal issues, which provides foundations for successfully implementing set targets and helping the country overcome challenges for sustainable growth.
Law makers will vote for the approval of the draft amendments to the 1992 Constitution and the Land Law (revised) after they were discussed and opined by officials, experts, scientists, and citizens from all social strata.
Success in Vietnam’s Doi Moi (Renewal) process, especially in the field of economic growth, is partially attributed to the positive impact made by the rights to people’s freedom, particularly the freedom of running business and owning assets stipulated in the 1992 Constitution.
The 1992 Constitution (revised)is considered to be the original legislation of top law enforcement that stipulates the nation’s most important issues, including the rights to people’s freedom, fundamental principles of the regime, and the State’s organisational structure and operational mechanisms. The constitutional revision has drawn due attention from the public and media agencies inside and outside the country, and has been hotly debated during the three previous NA sessions.
Voters nationwide and overseas Vietnamese have also contributed constructive opinions on the constitutional amendments. Most recently, the 8th conference of the Party Central Committee have focused on fine-tuning different contents in the Constitution, making it possible to meet people’s expectation as well as requirements for national renovation and development.
The Land Law (revised) is expected to be adopted at this session to harmonise people’s interests and rights and avoid disputes.
About 70% of people’s petitions and complaints are related to land use. A half of wrong administrative decisions on land issues have led to prolonged disputes. Consequently, disputes over land use are among the current biggest problems that need to be settled based on law amendments.
Voters propose NA deputies hold high responsibility for completing the Land Law (revised), ensuring the legitimate rights of land users, as well as efficiently exploring the nation’s natural resources.
They also express their hope that NA deputies will be fully committed to preventing wastefulness and combating corruption.
Public administration plays a key role in fighting corruption, and is regarded as an effective tool to measure people’s trust. The fight against wastefulness and corruption is a tough task, requiring the joint efforts from the entire people, particularly those holding key positions in the nation’s leadership.
There is high hope that NA deputies will take their full responsibilities and properly implement their commitments.