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Đồng Tâm people work together to build new countryside

Update: September, 20/2020 - 09:47
The road leading to Hoành Village was repaired spaciously. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Cúc

HÀ NỘI — More than eight months after the incident that left four people dead, Đồng Tâm Commune, Mỹ Đức District in Hà Nội is changing day by day. 

In addition to lessons learned from authorities at all levels, there is a belief in a brighter future for the people here.

Hope Đồng Tâm be brighter

Inter-village and inter-commune roads which were difficult to traverse have been replaced by new concrete roads. Many schools and public works in Đồng Tâm Commune have been invested in for repair and renovation, helping people making travel easier but also opening up opportunities for employment and trade.

To do these things, the Đồng Tâm Commune People's Committee has issued programmes, plans and directing documents, administering the implementation of solutions for socio-economic development. 

The committee has strengthened State management for all areas in the commune, promoting business development, administrative reform, maintaining security and order and preventing crime.

Đồng Tâm Commune authorities plan to continue promoting economic restructuring towards industrial service, applying new science and technology in agricultural production, strengthening joint ventures with businesses, stepping up handicraft production and strengthening vocational training.

Commune authorities aim to accelerate the construction of roads, schools and other basic works, implement policies and solutions for social security, step up medical examination and treatment, building, consolidating and maintaining stability in political security, social order and safety.

Lê Đình Lưỡng, secretary of the Party Cell and head of Hoành Village in Đồng Tâm Commune, said security and social order in the area was stable and many common tasks of the village and hamlets had been implemented smoothly with the consensus of the people.

The commune now has a joyful atmosphere and a spacious appearance, he said.

“We strive that by the end of next year, all criteria for new rural living lifestyle will be complete. At present, we focus on dividing fertile land for residents by the end of this year. When the fertile soil is divided, the electricity system, in-field transportation and in-field irrigation will be finished, farmers will feel secure in farming,” Lưỡng said.

Nguyễn Thị Xuân from Hoành Village said Đồng Tâm Commune was near the mountain so economic conditions were poor and people’s access to social and legal knowledge limited.

Xuân hopes that the Party, State and authorities will pay more attention and create conditions to build Đồng Tâm Commune into a new rural living-lifestyle commune soon, so the lives of the people here will be improved.

Enhance the role of socio-political organisations

Đặng Văn Cảnh, an official of the Mỹ Đức District Party Committee, said education on the laws of the Party and State was vital to help officials and people understand them correctly.

“The work of building the Party and a strong political system needs to be done regularly and continuously,” Cảnh said.

The Hà Nội People’s Court on Monday announced death sentences for Lê Đình Chức and Lê Đình Công for their role in the Đồng Tâm incident that resulted in the death of three policemen in January 2020.

The two men, aged 56 and 40, both from Hoành Hamlet, were convicted of murder.

Four other defendants were charged with similar offences but received life imprisonment or sentences of 12 to 16 years in prison.

Lê Đình Doanh, 32 years old, Công’s son, was sentenced to life in prison while 77-year-old Bùi Viết Hiểu was charged with 16 years in prison. Nguyễn Quốc Tiến received 13 years and Nguyễn Văn Tuyển 12 years behind bars.

Twenty-three other defendants were convicted of resisting on-duty officers.

Among them, Bùi Thị Nối, 62 years old, received the heaviest sentence of six years in prison.

Nguyễn Văn Quân, Lê Đình Uy, Lê Đình Quang, Bùi Văn Tiến and Lê Đình Quân were sentenced to five years in prison each.

Seventeen others received suspended sentences of 15 months to three years.

The procuracy said six defendants – Lê Đình Công, Lê Đình Chức, Lê Đình Doanh, Bùi Viết Hiểu, Nguyễn Quốc Tiến and Nguyễn Văn Tuyển – demonstrated a clear motive and intention of murder.

The six were the masterminds of the crime and led and committed criminal acts. They colluded with others who were key members of a so-called “group of consensus”, allegedly led by Lê Đình Kình. Kình was shot dead by police while holding a grenade during the incident.

Công was the leader who reportedly incited others to kill police officers by posting video clips and live streaming on social networks. The court heard he also threatened to bomb power stations and kill 300-500 police officers.

Công also directed and contributed money to buy petrol and grenades, guided others on making petrol bombs and tinder, and threw petrol bombs and a grenade toward on-duty officers, the trial heard. — VNS

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