President Sang meets with voters in HCMC

On October 18, State President Truong Tan Sang and many National Assembly deputies met with more than 500 voters in District 4 of Ho Chi Minh City.

Talking to voters who were concerned with information on the CPV Party Central Conference 6, the President said, this is the initial result and the process of Party building still has to continue.

Replying to questions relating to the East (South China) Sea, the President said, “We have passed the Law of the Sea and we have all the legal rights, economic sovereignty and arbitrary sovereignty over the South China Sea. The national sovereignty is sacred and inviolable.”

Sharing concerns of the voters on corruption and waste by authorities, the President said that the 4th session of the National Assembly will consider amendments and supplements to the Law on counter-corruption to suit the actual situation of the current fight against corruption.

President Truong Tan Sang said, “We hope that youth, brothers, sisters and comrades promote the strength of masses and enhance the strength of the Party, sending us comments and messages for authorities or directly to me.”

“We want you to criticize us when we have not promptly identified our faults and corrected ourselves," he stated.

Previously, President Truong Tan Sang met with voters on October 17 in Districts 1 and 3 in HCMC in preparation for the fourth session of the 13th National Assembly scheduled for October 22.

President Sang (R) receives recommendations from voters in District 1 in HCMC (Photo: Viet Dung - SGGP)

More than 500 voters attended the meeting, saying they were pleased with increasing contact between NA deputies and voters, bringing them closer together.

Many voters applauded positive changes in the NA sessions, saying that they had addressed issues of public concern.

However, voter Tran Minh Quang said he was dissatisfied with the failure in dealing with shortcomings in education and training and violations relating to socio-economic management, poor land and urban management, and cumbersome administrative procedures.

Voter Le Van Minh asked the National Assembly to promote its supervisory role, especially in issues relating to the lives of people such as resettlement, land use management, bad debt and public debt.

These problems put added pressure on the need to further improve the supreme supervisory role of the National Assembly over operations of the State apparatus, said voter Nguyen Thi Nguyet.

Taking note of voters' opinions, President Sang stated that the criticism of the Politburo and Secretariat of the Party Central Committee as required by the 11th Party Congress' Resolution 4 was implemented seriously.

This process of criticism will be carried out on a regular basis, he said, adding that the upcoming fourth session of the 13th National Assembly will approve a regulation on vote of confidence, which is also an effective form of supervision.

Dang Quoc Hung, vice chairman of the Business Association in District 1, proposed that authorities seek more detailed solutions to rescuing the business community.

Regarding voters' concerns on corruption, President Sang said this is an extremely important issue that affects the development of the country. In addition to establishing the Party Central Committee Commission for Interior Affairs to oversee anti-corruption, the Party and State will consider amendments to the Anti-Corruption Law and consolidate the Steering Committee on Anti-Corruption, creating an important driving force for promoting the supervision, detection and strict treatment of violations.

The Party Central Committee will establish a special committee to replace the current Anti Corruption Steering Committee to direct the Party leadership in combating corruption.

The head of this committee will be the Party General Secretary.

The President also spoke at length about the outlook for the country's socio-economic situation during the remaining months of the year.

The upcoming NA session will focus on discussions on measures to boost the overall development of the country during the rest of the year, he said.

In terms of management of land, forest and mineral resources, the President said that the process of organizing and guiding the implementation of the Party and State's policies was still weak, and without regular inspections or reviews to solve problems.

He said the cause of these problems was insufficient staff and cadres, restricted abilities, loose co-operation among sectors and the limited supervision of people in State management.

Translated by Dan

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