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HCM City voters pin high hopes on new NA, suggest cutting some part-time deputies

Update: March, 04/2016 - 09:06
President Truong Tan Sang (right) meets with voters in District 1 and 3 in HCM City yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang

HCM CITY (VNS) — Voters in District 1 and 3 in HCM City expressed hope that the National Assembly will be productive in its operations, including supervising executive agencies during the NA's new tenure.

During their meeting with President Truong Tan Sang in HCM City yesterday, voters suggested decreasing the number of part-time deputies in the new administration, reasoning that a majority of the would-be deputies have yet to work wholeheartedly as people's representatives, due to overwhelming managerial duties.

Future deputies should also conduct more fact-finding tours to see how voters live and to grasp their wishes and needs, the voters emphasised.

Voters also suggested that drafting laws should be undertaken by independent agencies, rather than being drafted by ministries and sectors anymore, so that laws are not affected by special interests.

The voters also expressed their concerns about the severe ongoing drought wreaking havoc on production and people's lives in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, citing a need to re-plan the agricultural irrigation system.

Voters also showed their joy at positive changes initiated in parts of HCM City, following the establishment of a hotline to deal with people's information on social affairs. And they asked municipal authorities to be proactive in discovering and addressing social problems.

President Sang appreciated the voters' thoughtful and constructive suggestions. He said that voter-provided information on wrongdoing was helping the Party and State address weaknesses in policies and implementation.

He said that he expected HCM City's voters to select competent deputies to represent them in the new administration, as well as to continue to raise problems which voters face.

President Sang also pledged to continue addressing existing problems energetically. — VNS

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