|Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng (the second, right) talks with voters in Hoàn Kiếm, Ba Đình and Tây Hồ districts on Saturday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI – Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng has said that Hà Nội voters want the National Assembly (NA) to push forward with reforms of its activities in the fields of lawmaking, supervision, decision-making and diplomacy.
He and other NA deputies from Hà Nội met voters in Hoàn Kiếm, Ba Đình and Tây Hồ districts yesterday to inform them about the outcomes of the 14th NA’s first session and to listen to their opinions.
Lauding the success of the new parliament’s first session, local constituents said they hope the newly elected State officials will fulfill the oaths they took to do their utmost to fulfill the assigned tasks.
They said the Party leader himself should take more drastic actions, especially in preventing corruption and wastefulness and creating a Government that pursues development and operates with integrity to meet people’s aspirations.
Voters also voiced their concerns about a number of problems such as the complex developments in the East Sea (South China Sea), poor economic management and environmental pollution. They said agencies and persons involved in each case must bear responsibility and punishment.
Party General Secretary Trọng said he would report voters’ opinions to the NA and authorised agencies and enhance coordination with relevant bodies to better deal with their concerns.
He said that in spite of initial outcomes, anti-corruption efforts must be strenghened given that this is an extremely complicated, long-term and difficult fight which relates to the interests and honour of each person and organisation.
The Party and the State are resolved to prevent corruption and consider this a task to purify the Party and State apparatus, he added.
Regarding the marine pollution in Hà Tĩnh and other central provinces, the leader said the incidents had taught Việt Nam an expensive lesson - that it must not attract investment at any cost and must protect the environment.
In terms of sovereignty protection, particularly after The Hague tribunal ruled on a lawsuit against the unfounded territorial claims in the East Sea, he confirmed Việt Nam’s consistent policy of persistently and determinedly safeguarding independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and ensuring peace for national development. -VNS