[governance-vn] NA brings forward draft laws on Biodiversity, High-Tech
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Mon Oct 20 23:27:13 EST 2008
NA brings forward draft laws on Biodiversity, High-Tech
HA NOI — The National Assembly discussed the draft Law on Biodiversity and
another draft of the High-Tech Law on Saturday.
Most of the deputies said that the Law on Bio-diversity was necessary to
preserve and develop bio-diversity, and identify the rights and duties of
organisations, families and individuals.
Nguyen Dinh Quyen from Ha Noi said the draft law only regulates the
responsibilities of organisations, households and individuals in the country, as
well as overseas Vietnamese, foreign organisations and individuals relevant in
preserving and developing bio-diversity in Viet Nam.
It did not refer to the responsibilities of the State. He said it was necessary
to identify the State’s responsibilities first, then those of organisations and
Ha Thanh Toan from Can Tho City said the draft should be more specific to direct
People’s Committees of communes to complete their tasks.
Ngo Van Minh from Quang Nam Province said it was necessary to make the terms of
the document concrete, so that it would be implemented quickly.
Hoang Van Loi from Bac Giang Province said that many cases of wild animal
trafficking were taking place with help by staff of preservation areas, and that
the law needed to address this problem.
Regarding the draft High-Tech Law, most NA delegates said they agreed with it,
and that it could be submitted for approval during this NA session.
They discussed some of the draft’s content including the State policy,
development of human resources in relevant fields, application and development,
and priority policies.
They said the State’s policies should affirm the key role of high-tech in
building the country’s science and technology capability.
Nguyen Thi Mai from Ninh Thuan Province, Nguyen Minh Thuyet from Lang Son
Province and some other delegates said that the draft still did not identify
goals, tasks, specific measures, and responsibility of the State, organisations
and individuals in developing technologies.
Mai said the draft law should establish priority policies to attract overseas
Vietnamese to develop high-tech fields.
Today, the NA will continue to discuss the draft Law on Civil Servants, and the
draft Law on Road Traffic. — VNS
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