NA Standing Committee mulls two draft reports

May, 09/2020 - 08:20


NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân delivers a speech at the 45th session of the NA Standing Committee in Hà Nội on Friday. —  VNA/VNS Photo 

HÀ NỘI — The National Assembly Standing Committee continued its 45th session in Hà Nội on Friday offering opinions on a draft report on the supervision of voters’ suggestions sent to the 14th NA’s eighth session during its 45th session.

Head of the NA’s Ombudsman Committee Nguyễn Thanh Hải said that over 2,100 suggestions were collected at more than 1,300 meetings with voters, and had been sent to relevant authorities. Over 2,000, or 95.33 per cent, had now been dealt with. 

Among 59 suggestions relating to the legislature, 23 involved law-building while the remainder were about supervision. A number of voters proposed that the NA continue enhancing supervision over land and public asset management and the progress and quality of major works using State budget funds, especially transport projects. 

They also suggested increasing fines for violations of food hygiene and safety and provide feedback on several bills, Hải said. 

The majority of lawmakers at the meeting spoke highly of the report, saying that voters’ suggestions had been dealt with fully and responsibly, particularly amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

On the morning of the same day, deputies also looked into a draft report on public feedback and suggestions sent to the 14th NA’s ninth session. 

Delivering the report, Vice President and Secretary General of the Việt Nam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Hầu A Lềnh said voters nationwide highly appreciated the Party and State's leadership, directions from the Government, the Prime Minister, and the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control, and the active involvement of the entire political system, sectors, agencies, and localities in the fight against the pandemic to achieve the twin goals of fighting the pandemic and maintaining production and trade. 

Việt Nam had largely controlled COVID-19, ensuring the lives and health of its people as well as social welfare, which had been acknowledged by the international community, he said. 

Voters also expressed concern over illegal sand and gravel exploitation, deforestation, dyke collapses, drought and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta, hailstorms in northern mountainous provinces, and crime and drug trafficking in several localities. 

The NA Standing Committee basically agreed with proposals from the Presidium of the VFF Central Committee, but said it should offer specific suggestions based on public feedback. — VNS