Fifteen targets on economic restructuring in 2016-2020 fulfilled

Fifteen targets on economic restructuring in 2016-2020 fulfilled

Fifteen among 22 targets set in the National Assembly’s Resolution 24/2016/QH14 on economic restructuring during 2016-2020 have been or are likely to be fulfilled in 2020, according to the Government’s report presented to the legislature’s 10 session.
High-level dialogue strengthening wildlife trafficking counter efforts

High-level dialogue strengthening wildlife trafficking counter efforts

The USAID and the National Assembly have convened a high-level dialogue on reducing demand for illegal wildlife products.
Debt limit to be adhered to despite bumps in road

Debt limit to be adhered to despite bumps in road

In spite of a dent in state budget revenue and a rise in spending this year causing a big fiscal deficit, the government will be able to retain the country’s public debt situation, ensuring national financial security.
Revenue risk to be applied sparingly

Revenue risk to be applied sparingly

Vietnam will, for the first time, apply revenue risk allocation for public-private partnership initiatives from early 2021, but the application will be restricted to certain projects to ensure bankability.
NA doubles down on 2020 targets

NA doubles down on 2020 targets

Despite massive difficulties hitting the economy, the National Assembly has decided not to adjust socio-economic goals for 2020, especially the growth rate, saying efforts would be made to attempt to realise them.
Ten laws, 21 resolutions adopted at 14th NA’s ninth sitting

Ten laws, 21 resolutions adopted at 14th NA’s ninth sitting

Ten laws and 21 resolutions were adopted at the just-concluded ninth session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) that lay the legal foundation for further fostering the country’s socio-economic development and international integration.
NA passes resolution relating to EVIPA

NA passes resolution relating to EVIPA

Legislators adopted a resolution recognising and permitting the enforcement of rulings issued by dispute settlement agencies under the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) with 95.3 percent of votes in favour, during the ongoing ninth session of the 14th National Assembly in Hanoi on June 18.
EVFTA hoped to take effect on August 1

EVFTA hoped to take effect on August 1

Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh and EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan reached consensus on the point of time for the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) to take effect, during their phone talks on June 8.
Resolutions ratifying EVFTA, EVIPA sail through legislature

Resolutions ratifying EVFTA, EVIPA sail through legislature

The National Assembly passed resolutions ratifying the EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) at its ongoing ninth session in Hanoi on June 8.
Legislature to vote on resolutions ratifying EVFTA, EVIPA

Legislature to vote on resolutions ratifying EVFTA, EVIPA

The National Assembly started the second phase of the ninth session in Hanoi on June 8, with lawmakers scheduled to vote on resolutions ratifying the European Union (EU)-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA).
First ever online sessions mark highlight in NA’s history: top legislator

First ever online sessions mark highlight in NA’s history: top legislator

National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on June 8 hailed the outcomes of the first phase of the 14th NA’s ninth session from May 20-29 during which lawmakers worked online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lawmakers expected to adopt resolutions ratifying EVFTA, EVIPA

Lawmakers expected to adopt resolutions ratifying EVFTA, EVIPA

Lawmakers are scheduled to vote for resolutions ratifying the European Union (EU)-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) at plenary meetings during the second round of the ninth session of the 14th National Assembly in Hanoi from June 8-13.
NA deputies: Building anti-child abuse policies, laws like constructing a safe house

NA deputies: Building anti-child abuse policies, laws like constructing a safe house

Legislators continued online discussions of a report from the National Assembly (NA)’s supervision delegation regarding the enforcement of policies and laws on child abuse prevention and control on the afternoon of May 27.
Revised GDP goals to buttress growth

Revised GDP goals to buttress growth

The aftermath of the health crisis has prompted Vietnam to consider adjusting its economic growth target, with the recommendation that providing practical support for the private sector will help the economy achieve higher growth and create more jobs.
Stimulus package rides on budget

Stimulus package rides on budget

A new economic stimulus package expected by the government from the legislature may take time to become realised due to limited financial resources.
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