The 22nd Plenary Session of the 14th Standing Committee of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK was held at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang on Thursday.
Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, first vice-president of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and chairman of the Standing Committee of the SPA, presided over the meeting.
Attending it were Vice-Chairman Kang Yun Sok, Secretary General Ko Kil Son and other members of the SPA Standing Committee.
Present there as observers were officials concerned of the SPA Standing Committee, the Secretariat of the Cabinet and ministries and national agencies.
Put on the agenda of the meeting was an issue related to the adoption of DPRK laws on emergency response, on procurement, on the protection of new strains of plants and on the management of breeding livestock.
There was a report on the main contents of the laws examined by the Legislation Committee of the SPA.
The law on emergency response refers to the principled matters in setting up the regular unified direction and work systems to swiftly cope with emergency crises like health crisis and natural disaster crisis, ensuring the good procurement of reserve materials in case of emergency and providing on a preferential basis the labour force, equipment, materials and others needed to solidify the material and technical foundations in the anti-epidemic, public health and disaster control fields.
The mission of the law on procurement is to contribute to fully meeting the demand for procured goods in the sector of the national economy and improving the people’s living standards by setting up a strict system and order in procurement.
Reflected in the law on the protection of new strains of plants are the contents related to the application, examination and protection of the right to new strains of plants, while in the law on the management of breeding livestock are the rules to be abided by in the examination, registration, production, supply and sale of breeding livestock as well as their management and use.
The meeting studied and examined the proposed agenda items and adopted the said four laws in a decree of the SPA Standing Committee.