Hanoi (VNA) – Members of the 14th National Assembly (NA)Standing Committee asked for measures to prevent planning overlap andwastefulness while discussing the draft Law on Planning at their on-going sixthsession on January 10.
Chairman of the NA Council for Ethnic Affairs Ha Ngoc Chiensaid the law must have general principles to bring planning activities intobetter order.
NA General Secretary Nguyen Hanh Phuc stressed the law’snecessity, suggesting that the compiling board needs to review the draft law tomake sure it falls in line with other laws and does not break otherregulations.
NAChairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said the planning law must be built as a legalframework and must tackle task planning overlap, dispersion andwastefulness.
Thelaw’s regulation should involve resident discussions of planning activities andsupervise the implementation of planning, she said. Some participants proposedthe law ensure feasibility and comprehensiveness of planning activities, whichshould also match other related issues such as environmental protection,climate change adaptation, global integration and the mobilisation rule of themarket economy.
Planningactivities must exploit each local and regional potential while not increasingthe development gap between areas, they said. Participants agreed with theregulation for the Government to submit to the NA for approval national masterplanning which they said are very important and affect general development ofthe whole country.
They also discussed other issues relating to planning cost,urban and rural planning, planning system and planning management and approval.
Laterthe same day, the NA Standing Committee members discussed the revised Law onManagement and Use of Public Assets.
Theirdiscussion focused on incomes from public asset liquidation and landcompensation, and the jurisdiction to assign the purchase, hire, revocation,transfer, liquidation, destroy and exploitation of public assets.
Regardingpublic asset incomes, the majority of deputies agreed that the incomes must behanded in the State budget after deducting expense relating to the handling ofthe assets.
Theyalso agreed to let the Government arrange the jurisdiction to decide issuesrelating to buying, hiring, revoking, transferring, selling, liquidating,destroying and exploiting public assets in order to create comprehensive andactive management.-VNA
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