|State President Truong Tan Sang listened to feedback from voters in Districts 1, 3 and 4 of Ho Chi Minh City at the weekend. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang
HCM CITY (VNS) — State President Truong Tan Sang listened to feedback from voters in Districts 1, 3 and 4 of Ho Chi Minh City at the weekend. His visit was ahead of the ninth sitting of the 13th National Assembly.
Voters expressed concerns about problems regarding social order and security, traffic safety, food hygiene, healthcare services, law-building and administrative reform. Many raised questions about the safeguarding of national sea and the defence of islands.
They also contributed ideas to the contents of some draft laws, such as the revised Civil Code, the laws on civil procedure, administrative procedure, military service, and inspection activities of the National Assembly and People's Councils.
President Sang thanked the voters for their opinions, saying that straightforward feedback from the public was urgently needed for the upcoming 12th National Party Congress.
Regarding national sea and island sovereignty, the President said Viet Nam had implemented a consistent policy on East Sea issues and called upon the parties involved to show mutual respect, specifically respect for each other's sovereignty, interest and territorial integrity.
"While Viet Nam wants to be friends with all nations in the region and around the world for peace, friendship, co-operation and mutual benefits and development, we are determined to protect our sovereignty without any concessions," the President said.
The President also reaffirmed the Party's resolve in streamlining the State apparatus and intensifying anti-corruption efforts.
Also on Saturday, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung met voters from Ha Tinh.
The voters agreed that local governments held an extremely important position in the State's office system as they were nearest to the people and acted as bridges between the State and people.
Some suggested maintaining the operating local governance model at all levels. This includes the People's Council and the People's Committee. However they said tasks should be adjusted to conform to the features of urban and rural areas.
Voters also provided opinions on draft Laws on the Promulgation of Legal Documents, stating that the draft law should be clear in principles to ensure legal documents complied with the Constitution.
The NA leader said this would be discussed at the coming session.
Hung asked local authorities to focus on developing agriculture and rural areas, and diversifying the agricultural production model to raise incomes and living conditions. — VNS