|National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân presented gifts to poor and disadvantaged children with outstanding school results at the Cần Thơ City Social Protection Centre. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức|
CẦN THƠ — Unemployment, environmental protection, food safety and corruption were among major issues raised by voters yesterday as they met with National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân and Cần Thơ City deputies.
The meeting took place in the run-up to the fourth session of the 14th National Assembly.
Voters from Cái Răng and Ninh Kiều districts asked for assurances on jobs for university graduates, food safety and health insurance. They also spoke of the fight against corruption and problems with BOT toll stations.
Ngân told the voters that the NA would ask the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to monitor businesses’ production process more closely, adding that those founding violating environmental regulations could be shut down.
On the fight against corruption, including the retrieval of tainted assets, she said the parliament would consider supplementing and amending the Law on Fighting and Preventing Corruption to ensure punishments serve as a strong deterrent.
She said the Party and State were paying due attention to the anti-corruption effort. The Central Anti-Corruption Steering Committee would continue to bring more corruption cases to light, she added.
She told voters that the NA would fine-tune the legal system to support application of the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model in infrastructure development and mobilise needed capital, especially for transport infrastructure.
Responding to voters’ concerns about farming production, food security and agricultural export in the Mekong Delta region, she pledged efforts to attract more investment into the agriculture sector, raise the value of fruit exports and promote clean agricultural production. -- VNS