Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Voters in the capital city yesterday welcomed the more democratic functioning of the parliament as evinced by the open question and answer sessions that reflected the public’s aspirations and concerns.
They also told Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng and National Assembly (NA) deputies of Hà Nội that they appreciated the sense of responsibility shown by deputies and cabinet ministers.
Trọng and the city’s NA deputies met with voters in Hai Bà Trưng and Đống Đa districts and briefed them on the outcomes of the third, month-long session of the 14th NA, which ended on Wednesday.
The voters also expressed their hope that the ministers will keep their promises, especially in settling public debt and ensuring food safety. They also asked the NA to strengthen its supervision over the executive and ensure strict enforcement of the Constitution and laws.
They applauded encouraging outcomes in the fight against corruption, saying they have helped regain the people’s trust.
The voters also raised other issues of public concern, including reform of the State apparatus, gender equality, child protection, regional connectivity, illegal deforestation and sand mining.
Trọng thanked voters for keeping a close watch on the third session, noting that the three-day Q&A activities focused on agriculture and rural development; culture, sports and tourism, healthcare and planning and investment. He said the sessions clarified shortcomings and identified measures to address them.
The NA has issued a resolution which would be a foundation for the Government, ministries and sectors to realise what cabinet members and heads of sectors have promised and to supervise this work, he noted.
The Party leader emphasised that the problem is how to realise and supervise the performance of ministers and heads of sectors, particularly in settling bad debts and public debts, ensuring food safety, preventing violence, protecting the environment, and preserving national cultural identity.
He thanked voters for recognising the recent efforts and outcomes in the fight against corruption, noting that many senior officials have been brought to trial.
Stressing the resolve to fight corruption and wastefulness, the Party chief said it was common fight of the entire Party, people and army. He hoped that the people will always maintain their trust, support and actively participate in building the Party and a pure, strong political system.
The leader also acknowledged the voters’ wholehearted and responsible support to NA deputies, which has helped legislators to better fulfill their roles and tasks. — VNS