Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc meets voters in Lê Chân District of the northern port city of Hải Phòng on Friday. –VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
HẢI PHÒNG – Voters in Lê Chân District of the northern port city of Hải Phòng applauded the recent reforms in the National Assembly (NA)’s activities while meeting with Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and other deputies representing the constituency on Friday.
Residents spoke highly of the performance of Hải Phòng’s NA deputies at the freshly concluded sixth session of the 14th parliament, expressing their delight at the socio-economic achievements of the city, as well as those of the country, this year.
They said activities of the NA had been reformed to become more effective in dealing with social problems, thus encouraging positive changes among authorities at all levels and sectors. Meanwhile, they also noted that officials had worked hard to build an incorruptible and growth-enabling Government that serves people and businesses.
However, Hải Phòng voters also voiced concerns about many issues, particularly loan sharks, robbery and drug-related crimes, asking the NA and the Government to develop thorough solutions.
Appreciating the opinions, PM Phúc said the sixth session was one in which the parliament spent the longest time questioning Government members about issues under their remit.
It is important that Government members fix shortcomings and work harder to meet people’s aspirations, he added.
The PM also spoke highly of Hải Phòng’s socio-economic development in 2018, noting that local economic growth could reach a record rate of 16.25 per cent, 2.4 times higher than the national average, while the annual per capita income is estimated at US$4,277.
He also asked the municipal administration to pay more attention to specific issues of public concern including upgrading infrastructure and residential areas, and opening new primary schools.
With regard to the complex crime and corruption situation, PM Phúc affirmed the police and the military will exert every effort to ensure peace, repeating that nothing is off-limits in the fight against corruption.
Briefing voters in Hải Phòng – a major foreign investment destination – on Việt Nam’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) attraction strategy, he said the FDI sector now plays a crucial role in the national economy. The State prioritises projects applying high and environmentally friendly technologies, and it will also ensure fair competition between FDI and domestic businesses, the Government leader stressed.
Meetings between NA deputies and voters are regular activities before and after each session of the parliament. – VNS