|Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính (right) meets voters in the Mekong Delta's Cần Thơ City on Saturday. — VNA/VNS Photo
CẦN THƠ — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính has pledged that he and the Government will work hard, together with the whole political system, army and people, to promote the country’s achievements and overcome difficulties to boost development and implement the Resolution of the 13th National Party Congress.
PM Chính and other candidates running for seats in the 15th National Assembly met voters in the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ’s constituency No. 1 on Saturday.
The PM said over 35 years of “Đổi mới” (renewal), Việt Nam had gained great achievements. However, the country was facing big challenges, including the ageing population, exhausted natural resources, climate change and non-traditional security issues, he said.
The Government leader pointed out three key pillars for the country’s development – people, including their brainpower and values, the value of nature and natural resources, and national historical and cultural values. He also stressed the need to promote national solidarity.
Regarding the action plan designed by the Government to realise the Resolution of the 13th National Party Congress, PM Chính said the plan was made to suit reality and will be implemented in a comprehensive and synchronous manner with a proper roadmap and priorities.
On the development of the Mekong Delta, including Cần Thơ City, he said that the 20-million-strong region had yet to fully tap its potential.
Regarding transport infrastructure, the PM said it was necessary to focus on studying and re-planning the transportation system of the Mekong Delta and outline solutions and mechanisms for developing inland waterways, seaports, roads, expressways and airports in the region.
He suggested local authorities uphold the spirit of self-reliance, join hands with the Government to promote socio-economic development in the Mekong Delta, perform the Government's Resolution on sustainable development of the Mekong Delta to adapt to climate change, and the Politburo’s Resolution on building and developing Cần Thơ City to 2030, with a vision to 2045.
For Cần Thơ City, he underlined the need to build the city into a political, economic and cultural centre and a hub of transport, logistics services and agriculture of the whole region.
The Government leader also discussed COVID-19 prevention and control efforts with local voters, noting it was essential to oppose tendencies of being distracted, panic, and extreme in the fight against the pandemic.
The PM urged the entire population, including voters in the Mekong Delta, to voluntarily and strictly follow regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control.
Voters in Ninh Kiều, Cái Răng and Phong Điền districts of Cần Thơ City highly value action programmes of the candidates.
They hope if the candidates are elected, they will effectively implement their action programmes and tackle issues that voters care about.
Party leader meets voters in Hà Nội
Candidates running for seats in the 15th National Assembly (NA) of Hà Nội's constituency No. 1, including Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng, on Saturday held a meeting with local voters in Ba Đình, Đống Đa and Hai Bà Trưng districts in both in-person and online forms.
After listening to voters’ opinions, the candidates pledged that if elected, they will work hard and regularly meet with people to understand their needs.
They highlighted their action plans, focusing on promoting the role of people’s representatives, protecting the interests of people, and engaging in deciding important issues of the country and supervising the implementation of laws and operations of the State, Government and local administrations.
They said that in any position, they would always work hard to complete all tasks assigned by the Party, State and people, becoming an example in abiding by the Party's policies, the Constitution and the State's laws.
Voters at the meeting spoke highly of the action plans of the candidates while giving their opinions on issues such as the national construction strategy towards 2025, 2030 and 2045, Party building and purification, national sovereignty and territorial integrity, gender equality, COVID-19 prevention and control, the improvement of healthcare and education quality, environmental protection, and social welfare.
They expressed their hope that the 15th NA would strengthen its supervision over important programmes and projects, and put forward stronger measures to boost socio-economic development.
On behalf of candidates in the constituency, Party General Secretary Trọng thanked the voters for contributing their opinions.
He said that from a war-torn country, Việt Nam had risen to its highest position ever in the international arena. However, there would be much to do in the future, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he said.
The Party leader called on the whole Party and people to stay united, helping the nation.
He also stressed the need for officials and NA deputies to work hard to complete their tasks. — VNS