Legislators debate exclusive policies for development of four localities

Legislators are debating the draft resolutions on exclusive policies and mechanisms for the development of Hai Phong city, and Nghe An, Thanh Hoa and Thua Thien-Hue provinces on October 27 morning via videoconference during the second session of the 15th National Assembly.
Legislators debate exclusive policies for development of four localities
A corner of Hai Phong-Quang Ninh expressway. (Photo: Do Phuong)

According to the draft resolutions, the central provinces of Nghe An and Thua Thien-Hue will be entitled to receive loans with a total outstanding balance not exceeding 40 percent of their budget revenues while the percentage is 60 percent for the northern city of Hai Phong and the central province of Thanh Hoa.

The resolutions also detail the limit of targeted additional allocations provided from the State budget to the four localities and a number of exclusive policies for them on piloting collection of fees, management of land and forest use, planning management, among others.

They are expected to take effect on January 1, 2022, and will be valid for five years.

In the afternoon, the lawmakers will discuss the implementation of social security policies, the management and use of the social security and health insurance funds in 2020; and the enforcement of Resolution 68/2013/QH13 on accelerating the enforcement of health insurance laws and policies in 2019-2020.

According to a report by Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung, more than 137.6 billion VND was allocated from the State budget to support voluntary social security holders last year, up 35 percent from a year earlier.

By the end of last year, nearly 16.2 million Vietnamese people, or 33.5 percent of the workforce, had been covered by social insurance.

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(Source: VNA)