|NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân meets with voters in Ninh Kiều District, Cần Thơ City.—VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức|Viet Nam News
CẦN THƠ – Voters who are members of the armed forces in Military Region 9 put forth a range of opinions about the socio-economic development in the Mekong Delta while meeting with National Assembly deputies yesterday.
Deputies of Cần Thơ City and NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân informed the local constituents about the outcomes of the 14th parliament’s second session.
Applauding those outcomes, the voters nonetheless said that although the Mekong Delta is an agricultural hub, its agriculture, aquaculture and fishing face many risks. They also raised problems in health care, education-training, human resource development, employment and social welfare.
Colonel Đoàn Thanh Xuân, of the Military Region 9’s Political Department said the State should have more policies focusing on the Mekong Delta, to promote hi-tech agriculture, bio-technology and post-harvest technology so as to produce high-quality products able to compete in global markets.
Other voters voiced concerns about environmental protection, climate change response, saltwater intrusion and coastal erosion. They also called for the acceleration of the demarcation of land borders and border marker planting.
Colonel Nguyễn Thanh Hải from the Staff of Military Region 9 said the Party and State should enhance the effectiveness of border roads, forest protection and job provision for ethnic minorities along the border with Cambodia.
Having applauded the voters’ opinions, Chairwoman Ngân said the State has earmarked budgets to build border roads in the next five years to boost the border economy and ensure national defence and security.
She admitted that despite its significant contributions to Việt Nam’s economic growth, the Mekong Delta is still lagging behind other regions in terms of health care, education and infrastructure.
Aside from the development planning for the whole region, each locality has its own development strategy, she said, urging them to optimise their advantages and connect with each another to fuel socio-economic development of the entire Delta, which consists of Cần Thơ City and 12 provinces. - VNS