|Deputy Prime Minister Phạm Bình Minh fields NA deputies' questions on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Top ministers were quizzed over management issues during the National Assembly’s (NA) question and answer session which wrapped up on Thursday.
Members of the public nationwide watched the officials during the Q&A as the session was broadcast live on television.
Minister of Public Security Tô Lâm, Minister of Construction Phạm Hồng Hà, Minister of Transport Nguyễn Văn Thể, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyễn Ngọc Thiện and Deputy Prime Minister Phạm Bình Minh fielded questions about a series of pressing issues related to their management.
Constituents believed the open session would create positive changes in management work.
Trần Văn Tuấn, former deputy principle of Quảng Nam University, said the answers of Deputy Prime Minister Phạm Bình Minh about different internal and external affairs were specific and inclusive.
He pointed out impacts of the US-China trade war has had on Việt Nam’s economy and offered solutions to help the Government ensure the national economy’s stability.
Constituents in northern mountainous province of Điện Biên told Vietnam News Agency the questions put to Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyễn Ngọc Thiện were about hot issues that are causing public concern such as the superstition that people must pay for sins committed in a past life and the sustainable development of tourism.
The minister answered the questions and offered solutions but a number of those did not address the root cause of the problems, the constituents told Vietnam News Agency.
Constituent Nguyễn Trọng Lý from Điện Biên Phủ City is also concerned about superstition activities at pagodas in mountainous areas.
He expected the Government and relevant agencies to punish illegal superstitious activities.
Nguyễn Phi Hùng, vice president of the Việt Nam Fatherland Front of Quảng Nam Province, said the Q&A session received controversial but constructive opinions. He proposed the Fatherland Front supervise the implementation of solutions that the ministers had promised.
Turning words into actions
Many deputies expressed their satisfaction at ministers’ responses.
The ministers admitted their shortcomings and pledged to address them to make changes in the future.
Deputy Phạm Văn Hòa said the NA deputies and constituents expect the ministers to turn words into action.
“The deputies and constituents are satisfied with the proposed solutions but what is more important is that they must turn solutions into practical actions,” he said, adding that it requires responsibilities and cross-sector’s close collaboration.
Deputy Nguyễn Huy Thái from Bạc Liêu Province said the fact that answers of the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Thiện were general because the topics about tourism management covers a wide range of sectors.
To address tourism issues, there needs to be a co-operation of various sectors and the Government, he said.
Deputy Tô Thị Bích Châu from HCM City said not all ministers’ answers were satisfying.
“Answers of some aimed to report what the sectors have achieved rather than proposing practical solutions,” she said.
She expected that the ministers would make more careful preparations and study more about hot-button issues that constituents would raise in the next time. — VNS