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NA to follow up on voter concerns

Update: December, 06/2017 - 09:00
NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân meets with voters of Phong Điền Town, Cần Thơ City on Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
Viet Nam News

CẦN THƠ — National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân assured voters that the parliament will learn lessons from toll problems in BOT projects and address other concerns as well.

The assurance was offered in a meeting with voters in Phong Điền Town, Cần Thơ City, where she told them about the outcomes of the NA’s fourth session.

Phong Điền voters welcomed the frank exchanges between parliamentary deputies and cabinet members, and spoke highly of the session’s outcomes.

They also expressed their opinions and concerns on various issues including education, anti-corruption, BOT (build-operate-transfer) toll fee collection, health insurance, markets for agricultural products, and credit support for hi-technology applications.

Answering the voters’ question on transport-related BOT projects, Ngân acknowledged problems in the location of toll stations, toll fees and duration toll collection. She said the temporary suspension of Cai Lậy BOT toll station was a lesson in this regard.

She also said that the NA Standing Committee has issued a resolution on some tasks and solutions to continue completing and speeding up implementation of some legal policies related to some BOT transportation works. The NA will continue to supervise the work in the future, she said.

On anti-corruption issues, the NA Chairwoman said that that parliament was considering adopting the revised Anti-Corruption Law. She stressed the Party and State’s policy focusing on preventing corruption and strictly punishing violators.

Responding to voter Trang Hữu Thu’s anxiety about the impacts of additional environmental fees on petrol prices, Ngân said that a suitable roadmap would be designed to minimise the impact on daily life and production.

She told voter Nguyễn Kim Chi, who was worried about problems in healthcare services supplied for health insurance card holders, including overloading and limited drug supply, that the NA will consider measures to deal with these matters in discussions on the Health Insurance Law.

The NA Chairwoman stressed the important role that people played in monitoring implementation of policies and laws related to health insurance. — VNS

 

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