National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân speaks at the meeting, which took place ahead of the fifth session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) slated for mid-May yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
CẦN THƠ — Food hygiene and safety and counterfeit products were top concerns of voters in Mỹ Khánh Commune, Phong Điền District in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Cần Thơ during their meeting with National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân yesterday.
At the meeting, which took place ahead of the fifth session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) slated for mid-May, the voters also expressed their concern and voiced their views on the construction of dykes along the Cần Thơ River, pensions, public health care, personnel streamlining procedures, tourism development policies and the upgrade of Lộ Vòng Cung (arc-shaped road) into a national historical relic site.
The NA head, in response, said a project on building dykes on the Cần Thơ River and developing tourism is in the pipeline, scheduled to be implemented in 2019 with total investment of some VNĐ500 billion (US$22 million) sourced from official development assistance (ODA).
She also pledged to suggest the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development help Phong Điền district tap its potential and strength to become an ecological tourism region.
In another meeting with Ngân in the afternoon, voters in Ninh Kiều District’s An Binh Ward expressed concerns focusing on education, namely the process of renewing textbooks, school violence and negative interactions between teachers – students and teachers – parents.
The NA leader recalled a number of relevant stories that are not in line with Việt Nam’s laws and traditional ethics, saying that those were responsibilities of families, schools, and society in addressing the issue and in educating younger generations.
Answering a query on the withdrawal of corrupt assets, Ngân said the NA was revising the anti-corruption law so that punishments would be imposed on the right people for the right violations and lost assets would be recovered.
She informed the voters on punishments for involvement in making and trading fake goods; law-building amid global integration; and the NA’s responsibility in monitoring the enforcement of the Law on Environmental Protection.
She also mentioned the Politburo’s conclusion aiming at building Cần Thơ into a smart and modern city to drive growth in the Mekong Delta region.
Also yesterday, Sen Lieut General Tô Lâm, Minister of Public Security, had a meeting with voters in Đình Bảng Ward in the northern province of Bắc Ninh’s Từ Sơn Town.
The voters expressed to Lâm their concerns on compensation for land acquisition, wrongdoings in the issuance of health insurance cards, drug crimes, industrial waste and the management of plant protection chemicals.
Lâm assured to voters that their concerns would be raised at the upcoming NA meetings. — VNS