National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân dealt with the issues of education, BOT, infrastructure investment, and electricity price, during a meeting with constituents in the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ on Monday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
CẦN THƠ – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân discusses education, infrastructure investment and electricity prices during a meeting with citizens in the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ yesterday.
Regarding their concerns about teachers’ qualifications, Chairwoman Ngân said the revised Law on Education had improved qualification standards for teachers to raise education and personnel quality.
The leader informed them that before school and university examinations this year, the NA and Government urged the education sector and localities to hold them in line with the law.
Replying to citizens’ wishes for more State investment in infrastructure in the Mekong Delta, she said the cost for infrastructure like bridges or roads in the region was always higher than elsewhere due to the treatment of land foundation and the transport of construction materials from other places, so projects there were more likely to be delayed.
She also noted suggestions to ban the designation of contractors to build-operate-transfer projects to avoid State budget waste.
On electricity prices, she said the government had requested a review of the impacts of power price hike on households in different income groups and to provide support for poor families, adding that lawmakers’ proposals had been heard to make proper adjustment in electricity price management.
Also on Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình met with residents of Long An Province.
Most of them said at the just finished National Assembly’s seventh session, the question and answer sessions took place in a democratic and lively atmosphere. Social issues, such as traffic accidents, alcohol abuse, drugs, school violence and land violations were addressed by NA delegates.
Some Đức Hòa District residents voiced concerns over delays in several projects, including upgrades of provincial road 830 and National Road No.2 which affect the transportation of local residents. They also called for stronger management over drink driving.
Bình acknowledged voters’ opinions and said the Government would continue to legalise the laws and resolutions passed by the NA with decrees and specific instructions for the law to go into effect. He also said that the draft bills commented upon during the session had played an important role in polishing the legal system and serving the country's development. — VNS