|Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong meets voters in Ha Noi. At the meeting on Saturday, he informed them of the National Assembly's eighth session and listened to their opinions. — VNA/VNS Photo Tri Dung
HA NOI (VNS) — Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong met with voters in Ha Noi's Ba Dinh, Hoan Kiem and Tay Ho districts on Saturday to inform them of the outcomes of the National Assembly's eighth session and listen to their opinions.
Most voters praised the outcomes of the session, especially the vote of confidence and responses cabinet members gave during question-and-answer sessions.
Many voiced concerns about issues related to corruption and low-quality and fake commodities that seriously affected people's health.
Regarding foreign investment attraction, they emphasised the need to carefully consider socio-economic and defence interests, ensuring that investment did not affect national security.
Voters also worried about high public debts and Government bond debts, slow enforcement of laws, and emerging problems in education and training.
Acknowledging voters' opinions, the Party chief said that during the NA's eighth session, 30 laws were debated, 18 laws were passed and many important resolutions were approved.
Deputies passed a resolution to conduct a vote of confidence on officials holding positions elected or approved by the NA and People's Councils, he said.
He also agreed with voters on the need to promote the role and responsibilities of deputies to ensure the quality and efficiency of the NA.
Regarding anti-corruption efforts, Trong said the Party was determined to fight corruption and wastefulness without compromise while maintaining political stability.
In the coming time, the Party would continue speeding up implementation of the Party Central Committee's resolution on party building as well as the Politburo's resolution on studying and following President Ho Chi Minh's moral example, he said.
Regarding the East Sea issue, General Secretary Trong underscored that a series of measures had been rolled out to protect national independence and sovereignty while maintaining an environment of peace and stability for development and friendship with other countries, and not allowing external forces to cause disturbances.
"We are determined to follow a foreign policy of peace, independence, self-reliance and friendship with all countries," he said.
He also mentioned a number of issues raised by voters, including public servant reduction, wage reform, the organisation of the People's Council and ensuring law enforcement.
Trong said he hoped to hear more from voters to help the Party and National Assembly improve their performance.
In Long An Province on Saturday, President Truong Tan Sang visited Tan Lan Commune in Can Duoc District, where he said that the promotion of the public's central role was key to the success of the new-style rural area building programme.
Tan Lan is one of eight local communes that fulfilled all of the programme's criteria in 2014, four years ahead of target.
Praising local authorities and people for their achievements in new-style rural building, the State leader urged the commune to ensure the quality of the programme, while sharing experience with other localities and conducting regular inspections to detect any shortcomings.
Tan Lan was recognised as a new-style rural commune in July this year. It spent VND135 billion ($6.34 million) on the programme, with locals contributing VND57 billion VND ($2.67 million).
According to Nguyen Thi Trinh, secretary of the commune's Party Committee, the programme had given a new face to the commune, and now all locals had access to power while 94 per cent enjoyed clean water.
All the commune's roads had been asphalted, while 24 irrigation works had been built. At the same time, three out of the four schools in the locality met national standards.
The poverty ratio had been reduced to 1.81 percent, with per capita income rising to VND35 million per year, said Trinh.
The same day, Sang visited and presented gifts to heroic mother Huynh Thi Phan in Binh Hoa Village and war invalid Pham Van To in Nha Tho Village. — VNS