Võ Văn Thưởng, Poliburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee (PCC) and Chief of the PCC Education and Publicity Commission, candidate for the National Assembly deputies yesterday meets with voters in Biên Hòa City in the southern province of Đồng Nai.— Photo tuoitre.vn
ĐỒNG NAI — Candidates for the National Assembly deputies yesterday had a meeting with voters in Biên Hòa City in the southern province of Đồng Nai.
The candidates included Võ Văn Thưởng, Poliburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee (PCC) and Chief of the PCC Education and Publicity Commission.
At the meeting, candidates talked to voters about their working agendas and what measures on economic development they would take for the province if they won the election.
The measures included the promotion of industrial and agricultural production, rural development, job generation, enhanced administrative reforms and the provision of public healthcare services.
The meeting was also a venue for voters to express their concerns on many issues to the candidates. Many voters said that they have not had many chances to talk face-to-face with the candidates.
The voters raised their concerns of planning being suspended in Biên Hòa City which was affecting people’s daily lives, the low salary of staff on the commune- and ward-level people’s committees, and of shortcomings in healthcare services.
In this meeting, many voters expressed their satisfaction with the candidates’ working agenda. They said that the agendas were practical and of enough detail to be relevant to the province’s real situation.
The voters hoped the candidates would realise their agendas once they had won the vote. They also wished the candidates would raise their voice to protect people’s rights.
Võ Văn Thưởng and the other candidates listened to the voters’ opinions and recommendations carefully and promised to realise their working agendas if elected.
Regarding the salaries paid to staff on the commune- and ward-level people’s committees, Thưởng said that the adjustment of salaries was discussed several times, but had not yet been finalised. He hoped the issue would be resolved soon.
Also yesterday, Trần Quốc Vượng, a member of Poliburo, Head of the PCC Inspection Commission, and member of the National Election Council went to the northern Thanh Hóa Province to check the preparation work for the upcoming election.
After the inspection, Vượng expressed his high appreciation of the province’s preparation work including issues of security.
He asked the provincial authority to further promote information dissemination about the election so as to help people thoroughly understand their rights and obligations, especially in remote mountainous areas.
The local authority was also asked to prepare measures to organise elections in regions where many voters work offshore fishing.
In Thanh Hoá Province, there are 18 candidates for National Assembly deputies, of which female candidates account for over 55 per cent.
Offshore voters go to polls early
Voters who will soon be working on offshore ships and oil rigs yesterday finished casting their ballots.
Yesterday, the Election Council of the southern province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu in cooperation with the Việt Nam-Rusia Joint Venture Vietsovpetro, held early elections for engineers and workers working in offshore oil rigs who cannot take part in the national election of the National Assembly and People’s Council at all levels on May 22.
The ballot boxes were placed in Vũng Tàu Airport and Vietsovpetro’s port in Vũng Tàu City.
In the early morning, hundreds of engineers and workers of Vietsovpetro and other oil companies went to the polls before leaving for long working trips at sea.
According to the provincial Election Council, about 2,000 voters would take part in the early election. — VNS