This is the first time a question and answer session was held by the current NA Standing Committee. The session is part of the National Assembly Standing Committee's preparations for the next National Assembly session scheduled to begin on May 20th.
At the Q&A session, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung proposed several measures to improve productivity. Minister Dung told NA deputies that they need to restructure our human resources so people are less focused on manual labour. He also added that it was also important to get businesses involved in vocational training and apply advanced technologies in production. The ministry reviewed the list of revolutionary contributors in 2014 and 2015, and found around 28,500 cases where veterans had not received benefits they were entitled to. However, Minister Dung said the verification of those cases faced difficulties due to a lack of documentary evidence. The minister said inspections had revealed 1,872 fraudulent cases so far.
Information security and 'fake news' on the internet captured the particular attention of many lawmakers. Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan said that the development of social media is irreversible and Vietnam should make full use of these important channels for the benefit of the country and people, rather than impose restrictions.
Minister Tuan said the ministry had established a legal basis to request the removal of inaccurate information from various sources. Information transparency and media planning are fundamental solutions to dealing with fake news. The ministry will ask Google, Facebook and other foreign companies to obey Vietnamese law.
NA Chairman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said the National Assembly Standing Committee will review the Q&A session and will work to closely supervise ministrial work in the coming time.