Planning law needs to address ov
Planning law needs to address overlapping, wastefullness
Members of the 14th National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee asked for measures
to prevent planning overlap and wastefulness while discussing the draft Law on
Planning at their on-going sixth session on January 10.
Chairman of the NA
Council for Ethnic Affairs Ha Ngoc Chien said the law must have general
principles to bring planning activities into better order.
NA General Secretary
Nguyen Hanh Phuc stressed the law’s necessity, suggesting that the compiling
board needs to review the draft law to make sure it falls in line with other
laws and does not break other regulations.
NA Chairwoman Nguyen
Thi Kim Ngan said the planning law must be built as a legal framework and must
tackle task planning overlap, dispersion and wastefulness.
The law’s regulation
should involve resident discussions of planning activities and supervise the
implementation of planning, she said. Some participants proposed the law ensure
feasibility and comprehensiveness of planning activities, which should also
match other related issues such as environmental protection, climate change
adaptation, global integration and the mobilisation rule of the market economy.
must exploit each local and regional potential while not increasing the
development gap between areas, they said. Participants agreed with the
regulation for the Government to submit to the NA for approval national master
planning which they said are very important and affect general development of
the whole country.
They also discussed
other issues relating to planning cost, urban and rural planning, planning
system and planning management and approval.
Later the same day,
the NA Standing Committee members discussed the revised Law on Management and
Use of Public Assets.
focused on incomes from public asset liquidation and land compensation, and the
jurisdiction to assign the purchase, hire, revocation, transfer, liquidation,
destroy and exploitation of public assets.
asset incomes, the majority of deputies agreed that the incomes must be handed
in the State budget after deducting expense relating to the handling of the
They also agreed to
let the Government arrange the jurisdiction to decide issues relating to buying,
hiring, revoking, transferring, selling, liquidating, destroying and exploiting
public assets in order to create comprehensive and active management.