|President Truong Tan Sang yesterday meets voters in HCM City's District 1 after the 5th session of the 13th National Assembly.—VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang.
HCM CITY (VNS)— Anti-corruption and wage reform were among the issues raised by voters in HCM City's District 1 in their meeting with President Truong Tan Sang and a group of NA deputies yesterday.
Voter Vu Trong Binh said anti-corruption and wastefulness prevention was very important, but measures should be introduced to completely stamp out corruption quickly, rather than just focusing on a long-term preventive goal. He said NA deputies had failed in this area.
In response, Sang said this was a critical issue and conceded that it would affect the Party leadership and people's trust if anti-corruption and wastefulness prevention efforts were not done effectively.
He said the important activities of the Central Steering Committee for Anti-corruption would be increased in the near future and they would work more directly with provinces around the country.
Concerning wage reform, Sang said this issue had been discussed many times but challenges remained in efforts to reform it completely. Wage reform was closely linked with the renewal of the administrative system and the political system, he said.
An increase in the minimum wage was set for next month, Sang said.
Many voters voiced their appreciation for the results of the fifth session of the 13th NA, which closed last Friday. They particularly valued the casting of votes of confidence on 47 officials holding positions of power. — VNS