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President urges NA delegates to be proactive, listen to citizen feedback

Update: February, 17/2017 - 20:00
President Trần Đại Quang talks HCM City delegates to the National Assembly. - VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY – President Trần Đại Quang has encouraged HCM City delegates to the National Assembly to listen carefully to citizen feedback and to “continue the practice” of proposing policies that would help the city, even if some of them do not receive immediate approval.   

“When a proposed policy is persuasive enough, it will surely be supported,” he said at a meeting held in HCM City on Thursday to review the delegates’ general activities last year.

He also urged the delegation to improve communication with residents from different walks of life, and follow up on citizens’ ideas as well as complaints.

He also said that care should be taken in writing regulations, particularly as they relate to “human rights and responsibilities and the state system”.

Văn Thị Bạch Tuyết, deputy head of the city’s National Assembly delegation, said that tax evasion and transfer pricing would be two of the most crucial issues considered this year by the delegates.

The secretary of the city’s Party Committee, Đinh La Thăng, said that both problems had existed for many years.

Though there are 250,000 household businesses, the amount of tax collected from them only makes up 2 per cent of the total city budget, according to Thăng.

He also said the city should more closely monitor the process of handing out of certificates for land-use rights, house ownership and other land-based properties that are overdue. - VNS


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