President meets HCM City voters
|President Truong Tan Sang burns incense to mourn Professor Nguyen Thien Thanh yesterday in the Ministry of Defence's Funeral Home in HCM City. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vu
HA NOI (VNS)— President Truong Tan Sang underscored the Party and State's consistent policy of global economic integration, saying that only an open-door strategy could stimulate development, at a meeting with members of the public in HCM City's districts 1 and 3 yesterday.
Sang said a range of solutions had proved effective in recent times, with inflation being curbed. However, business shut-downs ground production to a halt on a large scale and left inventories piling up, he noted, adding that these needed to be tackled during the final years of the nation's five-year plan.
Members of the public shared the view that the socio-economic situation had become stable but many fields had yet to see significant improvements. Overall, the economy remained saddled with bad debts and inventories.
They expressed hope that the legislative body would adopt the draft amendments to the 1992 Constitution soon, thus laying a foundation to perfect the law system.
A majority of them suggested the NA pay heed to the pilot urban administration model, which according to them, should be rolled out across the city quickly.
They also took the occasion to call for transparent information on petrol, gas and electricity so that it would be easier for them to supervise the Government's operations.
Earlier, the President and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, together with other Party and State leaders paid their tributes at the funeral of Prof Nguyen Thien Thanh at HCM City's military funeral hall.
Prof Thanh, born in 1919 in Tra Vinh Province, made many contributions to the country's medical and healthcare sector, especially in clinical diagnosis, scientific research and training.
Prof Thanh is the father of the current Viet Nam Fatherland Front's President and Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan. — VNS