HA NOI — Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday affirmed that the Party and State would keep focusing on the development of agriculture and rural areas.
He made the comment during his meeting with voters in central Quang Nam Province's Dong Giang District, where members of the public raised concerns about assistance policies for improving agricultural production, farmer's living standards and infrastructure in rural areas.
Phuc said the Government had spent a great part of its budget on these fields with a view to raising agricultural productivity and rural people's living standards. However, the funds had yet to meet the real demand of relevant development projects.
Under the National Assembly's guidance and decisions during its latest session, the Government would continue its investment in agriculture and rural areas and implement its target programmes which served as a solid foundation for people to set up a stable life, he said.
Phuc also said that local people should actively boost their agricultural production, eradicate hunger and reduce poverty.
Voters expressed their hopes that legislation and implementation of laws would be more synchronous, transparent and feasible.
Phuc said the National Assembly had discussed and adopted many important laws including Viet Nam's Law on the Sea, which aimed at protecting the country's sea and island sovereignty and creating favourable conditions for its international integration process.
He also gave the voters information about the country's social security policies.
On the same day, Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan and NA deputies from northern Ha Nam Province met with voters from all districts across the province.
Voters said they highly valued the results of the NA's latest session which ended last week and expressed their hopes on the renovation of the organisation and operation of the legislature.
They also put forward their ideas related to the programme on new rural areas, including those on construction of markets or public areas, roads and canals, improvement of human resources in rural areas and solutions to environment pollution.
Doan acknowledged the province's achievements, especially in implementing public infrastructure projects, and expressed her hope that the voters would make more efforts and strengthen solidarity to help the country overcome difficulties.
On the same day, NA deputies from the provinces of Kien Giang, Thai Nguyen, Thai Binh, Cao Bang, Yen Bai and Quang Ngai met with their local voters to listen to their opinions and give them the latest information about newly adopted laws, the Government's latest policies and socio-economic developments. — VNS