Cuban Parliament Opens Ordinary Session

Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s National Assembly of People’s Power (Parliament) opens the seventh ordinary session of its seventh legislature on Monday at Havana’s International Conference Center.

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 After four days of hard work, the deputies plan to vote on an initiative of the recently created provinces of Artemisa and Mayabeque related to the roles of the new provincial authorities.

The lawmakers will approve the 2010 budget performance report and will hear about the implementation of the Economic Plan during the first semester of 2011.

Participants also will give their support to the economic and social policy guidelines approved by the 6th Congress of the Communist Party and will receive information on the implementation of decisions made during the congress, which took place in April.

Transport Minister Cesar Ignacio Arocha gave a report on his ministry, highlighting steps taken to improve passenger transport, road infrastructure and the fight against corruption and illegality.

The parliament committee on Health and Sports also presented a report on Sunday on its work, with chairman Jorge Gonzalez informing on the job situation, the performance of the 2010 budget and the response of institutions in the health, sports and sanitation sectors to voter concerns.

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