HCM CITY (VNS)— President Truong Tan Sang yesterday met with voters in HCM City's Districts 1 and 3 in preparation for the fourth session of the 13th National Assembly, scheduled for October 22.
|President Truong Tan Sang meets voters in HCM City's District 1 yesterday ahead of the 4th session of the 13th National Assembly. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vu
Nearly 50 speakers representing more than 500 voters attending the meeting said they were pleased with work on increasing contacts between the NA deputies and voters, bringing them closer together.
Many voters applauded positive changes in the NA's Q&A sessions, saying that they had addressed issues of public concerns.
However, voters said they were dissatisfied with the failure in dealing with shortcomings in education and training and violations related to socio-economic management, poor land and urban management, and cumbersome administrative procedures.
These problems put added pressure on the need to further improve the supreme supervision role of the NA over the operations of the State apparatus, they said.
Taking note of voters' opinions, President Sang stated that the criticism of the Politburo and Secretariat of the Party Central Committee as required by the 11th Party Congress' Resolution 4 was implemented seriously.
This process of criticism will be carried out on a regular basis, he said, adding that the upcoming fourth session of the 13th NA will approve a regulation on votes of confidence, which is also an effective form of supervision.
Regarding voters' concerns about corruption, Sang said this is an extremely important issue that affects the development of the country. In addition to establishing the Party Central Committee's Commission for Interior Affairs to be in charge of anti-corruption work, the Party and State will consider amendments to the Anti-Corruption Law and consolidate the Steering Committee on Anti-Corruption, creating an important driving force for promoting the supervision, detection and strict treatment of violations.
The President also spoke at length about the outlook for the country's socio-economic economic situation during the remaining months of the year.
The upcoming NA session will focus discussions on measures to boost the overall development of the country during the rest of the year, he said.
On the same day, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong met with voters in Ha Noi's Hoan Kiem and Tay Ho districts.
The voters asked the National Assembly to promote its supervisory role, especially in issues relating to the lives of people such as resettlement, land use and management, bad debt and public debt.
In terms of State management of land, forest and mineral resources, Trong said that the process of organising and guiding the implementation of the Party and State's policies was still weak, without regular inspections or reviews to solve problems.
He said the cause of these problems were insufficient staff and cadres, restricted abilities, loose co-operation among sectors and the limited supervision of people in State management.
The two recent NA meetings on land management affirmed that land was owned by the people, but the State took responsibility for ownership and allocated land accordingly. Land prices were decided by the State, not by businesses or individuals, Trong said. — VNS