National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân meets voters in Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
CẦN THƠ — National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân has informed voters in the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ about the outcome of the freshly concluded 8th session of the parliament.
During a meeting with in Phong Điền Town in Phong Điền District on Thursday, Ngân said all laws, codes and resolutions passed at the latest sitting are important legal foundations for further ensuring human rights, as well as the basic rights and obligations of citizens.
They also provide legal grounds for the country to boost socio-economic development, ensure defence-security, and accelerate economic integration into the world, she said.
The NA also recently approved and coordinated with relevant agencies to organise a conference on the implementation of its resolution adopting the master plan on socio-economic development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas for 2021-30, Ngân said.
She said Phong Điền is the first district in Cần Thơ to be recognised as a new-style rural area.
Describing Cần Thơ as a bright spot in the building of new-style countryside, she said while the country targets that about 50 per cent of all the communes nationwide will complete this work by 2020, the city is set to fulfill this target by the end of this year.
At the meeting, local residents voiced concerns about the quality and progress of some major transport projects, wastewater discharge into rivers, and riverbank erosion.
Chairwoman Ngân said violations during the implementation of public investment projects, including transport ones, will be handled strictly. She stressed that capital must be disbursed on schedule and investment management must be carried out in line with law so as not to incur losses to the State and harm the people's trust.
Regarding environmental issues, Ngân requested authorities of Cần Thơ City to have a better grasp of the adherence to laws on environmental protection in order to take measures to ensure people’s lives and health.
Pointing out that the Mekong Delta is facing numerous challenges posed by climate change, she said the State has been carrying out a national target programme on climate change response and, at the same time, promoting the sustainable development of the region in adaptation to this global phenomenon.
Meetings between parliamentarians and voters are regular activities before and after each session of the NA. — VNS