HA NOI — A weekly forum for citizens to question Government cabinet members will take place on Viet Nam Television and the Government website.
Despite no concrete schedule yet, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has instructed relevant parties in the upcoming launch of the programme called "Citizens Ask — Ministers Answer".
"The forum must rely on quality in informing the public on issues related to ministerial responsibilities," the PM said.
"Citizens ask — Ministers answer" is expected to keep the public posted on new policies, strategies and Government directions in an effort to improve State management.
According to Dung, previous online dialogues between ministers and citizens via the Government website kept the country informed and created a consensus in society.
As planned, the programme will be broadcast in 5-7 minute slots every Sunday evening. Central and local TV channels will serve as additional platforms for the new initiative.
People are called upon to start sending their questions to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. —VNS