Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng yesterday met with voters in Hà Nội’s Ba Đình, Tây Hồ and Hoàn Kiếm districts. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng
HÀ NỘI — Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng yesterday met with voters in Hà Nội’s Ba Đình, Tây Hồ and Hoàn Kiếm districts to inform them about the planned agenda of the 14th National Assembly’s fifth session and listen to their opinions on a number of issues.
Trần Quốc Hoàn, a voter in Ba Đình, said he is delighted with achievements the country has recorded in socio-economic development and external affairs, helping improve the country’s role and position in the international arena.
He said serious corruption cases brought to light have demonstrated the Party’s drastic actions against corruption and other bad deeds.
He described ideological, ethical and lifestyle degradation as a disease that has continued for a long time and has been identified as a threat to the existence of the Party and the regime.
The disease must be prevented, he said, citing cases involving Trịnh Xuân Thanh and other high-ranking police officers to clarify his view.
Echoing Hoàn’s view, Nguyễn Huy Yên, also a voter in Ba Đình, stressed the determination and drastic actions taken by the Party to fight corruption and other bad deeds.
The voter expressed his hope that the Party and State will take more drastic actions to combat corruption in order to create public trust and momentum for socio-economic development.
A Ba Đình citizen, Nguyễn Khắc Thịnh, said voters agreed with a policy that the secretary of a party committee is not a local. It is necessary to have close regulations on the collection of votes of confidence for officials.
Voters also said that officials must be responsible for explaining the origins of their assets, ensuring openness and transparency.
Nguyễn Đức Mạnh from Hoàn Kiếm District, meanwhile, held that officials’ assets should be publicised in their residential areas.
The people wish the Party and State to engage in corruption prevention, he said, stressing the need for effective measures to prevent any acts of revenge against whistleblowers and resolutely reclaim fishy assets.
Another voter from Hoàn Kiếm, Phạm Văn Quảng, said it is necessary to build strong and pure party cells in order to make the corruption fight more practical and effective.
The revision of the Anti-corruption Law must be closely supervised and stricter sanctions need to be put into place while heads of agencies and units where corruption acts are detected must take responsibility, said Nguyễn Công Hòa, a voter from Hoàn Kiếm.
At the meetings, Hà Nội voters pointed out many pressing issues that need to be addressed thoroughly, including deforestation, fire prevention, food safety, urban planning, and education-training.
Welcoming local residents’ opinions, Party General Secretary Trọng exchanged views on each issue mentioned, noting that these opinions are the basis for deputies to report to the NA and make efforts to solve problems.
With regard to voters’ interest in the corruption fight, he said this is a critically important but also complicated work. The combat against corruption has gained initial important outcomes recently, a result unachievable without people’s support, which has consolidated the resolve to continue this fight.
He shared many participants’ view that the corruption fight has become a trend, and no one can be an outsider of this trend.
However, there remains much to be done and stronger, persistent and resolute actions are needed to fight corruption and negative phenomena, especially at grassroots levels.
Trọng said it is necessary to promote the supervisory role of the NA, People’s Councils and Party members to prevent corruption, he said, adding that firm and careful steps must be made in this work.
He said the corruption fight must be carried out in association with the implementation of the resolution on organising a lean and efficient apparatus, issued at the sixth plenary session of the 12th-tenure Party Central Committee, the resolutions on the salary and social insurance policy reforms, issued at the freshly-concluded seventh plenum of the Party Central Committee, along with the resolution on personnel work.
If the fight against corruption, wastefulness and negative phenomena is successful, the Party will become pure and strong and its combat capability will be strengthened, the leader added.
Trust the Party
Citizens in Hồng Bàng District, Hải Phòng City, expressed their trust in the Party’s leadership and the Government’s steering role in national socio-economic issues while meeting with Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and National Assembly (NA) deputies of the city yesterday.
Local people applauded the efforts of the PM and the Cabinet in building a Government that acts for the sake of people and businesses.
Đỗ Việt Hưng, a resident in Quán Toan Ward, voiced his delight at the country’s development in recent years thanks to the Party and the NA’s leadership and the Government’s actions. He noted that the PM and the Government have done a good job managing and steering socio-economic aspects, firmly ensuring national defence-security and enhancing investors’ trust.
Welcoming moves to improve the business climate, Bùi Công Phú in Phạm Hồng Thái Ward asked for more policies to support start-ups, increase new enterprises and enhance domestic firms’ competitiveness.
Meanwhile, many participants praised measures taken by the Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption, the NA, the Government and especially Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng to fight corruption since 2017.
Đồng Xuân Hiển, a voter in Hoàng Văn Thụ Ward, called on the NA to include more comprehensive regulations on measures to monitor officials’ assets while revising the anti-corruption law.
At the meeting, PM Phúc appreciated local residents’ opinions. He detailed the freshly-concluded seventh plenary session of the 12th-tenure Party Central Committee Central Committee, with the adoption of three important resolutions on building the cadre contingent, reforming the salary policy and reforming social insurance.
He said the approaching fifth session of the National Assembly will look into lawmaking, socio-economic affairs and other important issues.
In the first four months of 2018, the macro-economy remained stable while inflation was under control, growing by 1.34 per cent, and the consumer price index rose 2.8 per cent year on year.
The PM said the Government is focusing on fine-tuning policies.
Lauding local constituents’ opinions on the anti-corruption determination and the settlement of serious cases, he said he and other NA deputies are very interested in this matter and committed to conveying voters’ corruption fighting spirit to the NA and the Government. — VNS