Aug 28, 2021
The 16th Plenary Meeting of the 14th Standing Committee of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was held at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on August 24.
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 SPA Standing Committee, presided over the plenary meeting.
It was attended by Pak Yong Il, vice-chairman of the SPA Standing Committee, its Secretary General Ko Gil Son and members of the SPA Standing Committee.
Present there as observers were officials concerned of the SPA Standing Committee, the Secretariat of the Cabinet, ministries, national agencies and the central emergency epidemic prevention sector.
Placed on the agenda items were the issues on the convention of a session of the DPRK SPA and on the modification and supplementation of the law on road traffic and the law on forest.
First, a decision of the SPA Standing Committee on convening the 5th Session of the 14th SPA of the DPRK was adopted with the unanimous approval.
Then, a report was made on the gist of the draft modification and supplementation of the above-said laws.
The law on road traffic has been supplemented with more subdivided and detailed contents for ensuring security and promptness in road traffic with a view to protecting the people’s lives and ensuring their convenience.
The law on forest has been supplemented with one chapter and 19 articles for unified and planned creation and management of forest conducive to the development of the national economy and the promotion of the people’s wellbeing.
Based on the in-depth study and discussion of the presented draft modification and supplementation of the laws, decrees of the SPA Standing Committee “On modification and supplementation of the law of the DPRK on road traffic” and “On modification and supplementation of the law of the DPRK on forest” were adopted with the unanimous approval at the plenary meeting.
The plenary meeting stressed the need to make substantial preparations for the 5th Session of the 14th SPA and the need for the SPA Standing Committee, the Cabinet and the relevant institutions to keep modifying and supplementing rules and bylaws for the enforcement of the laws as required by the law on the enactment of laws and tightening control by law so as to legally guarantee the struggle for implementing the militant tasks set forth at the 8th Party Congress and the plenary meetings of the Party Central Committee.