HA NOI (VNS)— The amended constitution must reflect the aspirations of the whole Party and people, President Truong Tan Sang said at a conference held by the central committee of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front yesterday.
As the constitution was a fundamental law demonstrating the will and interests of the whole nation, the work of collecting opinions to the draft amendments to the 1992 Constitution was very important, Sang told participants who included intellectuals, lawyers, religious dignitaries and representatives of ethnic minorities.
Praising the Front for having collected around 8 million opinions on the draft, Sang said it should strive for even more.
|President Truong Tan Sang (left) and the Participants
At the conference, many opinions were also raised, including one that said a regulation allowing overseas Vietnamese to take part in votes in Viet Nam should be added to the draft.
Participants also proposed that the role of the Fatherland Front should be confirmed and clarified in the new constitution so it could bring into further play its role in mobilising the strength of great national solidarity.
The same day, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung had a working session with the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCM CYU) as opinions on the draft were discussed along with programmes to build new rural areas .
Speaking at the meeting, Nguyen Dac Vinh, alternate member of the Party Central Committee and First Secretary of the HCM CYU Central Committee, said they had collected ideas from its members at all branches of the union through a wide range of channels.
As of March 14, the committee had collected over 1.18 million comments from its members.
It also submitted a document to the NA and the Committee on Drafting Amendments to the 1992 Constitution on maintaining the HCM CYU's role of educating young Vietnamese people, teenagers and children.
Addressing the event, Hung praised the contributions by young people nationwide to the draft and asked them to be more active in expressing their opinions.
Regarding the building of new rural areas, the NA leader asked the union chapters at all levels to pay more attention to vocational training for rural youth, as well as promoting rural economic development models to them.
He pledged to work with authorised agencies to create favourable conditions for young people to help them contribute more to the country's socio-economic development. — VNS