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Deputy PM stands firm on sovereignty

Update: August, 06/2016 - 10:29
Politburo member and Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình yesterday confirmed to voters from Long An Province that there would be no concession on territorial sovereignty. — Photo baochinhphu.vn

LONG AN — Politburo member and Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình yesterday confirmed to voters from Long An Province that there would be no concession on territorial sovereignty.

Bình made the statement when meeting with voters in Long An Province’s Đức Huệ district to hear their opinions after the conclusion of the 14th National Assembly’s first meeting.

He said that Việt Nam respected international law and wants to build a developed country and a strong national defence in order to safeguard national sovereignty.

On behalf of the province’s NA deputy delegation, deputy Đặng Hoàng Tuấn briefed local voters on issues discussed and approved by the 14th NA at its first meeting that ended nearly a week ago.

Tuấn said the NA elected and approved high-ranking State personnel for 2016-2021, discussed the country’s socio-economic situation, and the NA’s law building programme and supervision activities.

Legislators also discussed the government’s reports on socio-economic development tasks and the state budget for the first six months of 2016, outlining tasks for the year’s latter half, he said.

Duc Hue voters expressed their delight at the success of the new NA’s first meeting; however, some also voiced concerns over corruption, deforestation, management of officials and national sea and island sovereignty.

Bình thanked the voters for putting forward questions.

Concerning corruption, the deputy PM noted that the fight against corruption had seen positive developments as action had been taken by both the Party general secretary and Party and State leaders. The task requires efforts from the entire political system as well as close supervision, Bình said.

Earlier the same day, Bình visited families of revolutionary contributors in Đức Huệ District.

Top legislator meets with Cần Thơ voters

NAChairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân on the same day met with voters in Cái Răng and Phong Điền districts of the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ to inform them of the outcomes of the 14th NA’s first session and listen to their concerns.

At the meeting, local voters voiced their concerns about several issues including policies for people who rendered service to the nation, health insurance, protection of national sovereignty, environmental pollution, road toll collection and food safety.

Regarding environmental pollution, particularly the environmental risks of a planned paper plant project in Hậu Giang province, Ngan said that from the recent environmental incident in the central coast, Viet Nam had learnt a lesson in investment attraction, aiming to develop the economy and protect the environment at the same time.

The paper plant project is under control, she said, adding that the plant would have to ensure its waste is treated carefully to not affect the water resources of the Hau River.

Road toll collection and food safety have been put into the NA Standing Committee’s supervision programme, the top legislator said.

She told voters that in 2017, the legislature will intensify supervision over laws and policies related to food safety and also over investment in transport facilities.

The NA leader appreciated voters’ opinions on the fight against corruption.

The Central Steering Committee on Corruption Prevention and Control is directing investigations into several corruption cases.

On the same day, NA Vice Chairwoman Tòng Thị Phóng met with voters from Sơn La City in Sơn La Province. At the meeting, voters suggested that the Government allocate capital to complete some projects like the reservoir project in Mòng Village, Hua La Commune, to ensure flood prevention and control, as well as the construction of Highway 6. They also requested housing support for people who benefit from social welfare policies but still live in deteriorated accommodations. Phóng suggested that the authorities of Sơn La City pay more attention to people’s lives, especially ethnic minorities and people facing difficulties. Regarding voters’ proposals, NA deputies from Sơn La Province would submit them to the National Assembly and relevant ministries and sectors for consideration. -— VNS

 

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