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Debt issues a worry, voters tell President

Update: December, 04/2014 - 09:20
President Truong Tan Sang meets with voters in HCM City's Districts 1 and 3 yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang

HCM CITY (VNS) — Voters in HCM City's Districts 1 and 3 yesterday showed concern about challenges facing the country's economy, particularly public debt and bad debts held by many banks.

They were discussing national affairs with President Truong Tan Sang yesterday.

The meeting was made following the eighth session of the 13th National Assembly that ended last Friday.

Sang said that more effective measures were needed next year to remove obstacles to business production, control public debts and improve the business environment.

He called for measures to create a better business environment, to improve the quality of human resources and to renew science and technology.

Regarding scientific renovation, he said it was essential to have large-scale investment to create high-end technological products.

Voters also raised concerns over corruption, particularly the listing of assets owned by public officials and the taking back of public houses from public officials when they ended positions or retired.

Sang said the Party and State had spent great efforts in the fight against corruption and gained positive results, but still failed to meet citizens' expectations.

He proposed each voter report to authorities any case of corruption to help improve the effectiveness of these efforts.

Regarding voters' concerns about a project to build a resort complex at Hai Van pass in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, Sang said agencies should check licensing to see if there was any breach of regulations.

The project was cancelled last week after a public outcry that it could threaten national security due to the great strategic significance of the Hai Van Pass. — VNS

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