President, legislators hear city voters’ grievances

President Nguyen Minh Triet and several other National Assembly deputies met voters in many parts of Ho Chi Minh City November 30 to hear their concerns.    

In Districts 1 and 2, after hearing people’s complaints about the suspension of several infrastructure projects, the President told local authorities to call off projects that have been delayed due to investors’ incapability.

President Nguyen Minh Triet (L) meets a voter in District 2, HCMC, on November 30 (Photo: SGGP)

Deputies Tran Du Lich and Nguyen Dang Trung were also present at these meetings.

The concerned agencies should carefully assess investors’ capability before licensing project to avoid such situations, Mr. Triet said.

Many complained about the high prices of houses built to resettle people whose lands have been acquired for public works, saying they are much higher than the compensation they got.

It is the main reason for families not wanting to be relocated, they said.

The President directed local authorities to take measures to allay these concerns.

He asked them to improve the living conditions of relocated families but also called on the families to understand the difficulties the authorities were facing in relocating them.

Voters also complained about the poor quality of service provided to people with health insurance cards.

Three other NA deputies, Huynh Dam, Huynh Thanh Dat, and Dao Nhieu Linh, met around 200 voters in District 5.

Among the issues that came up at the meeting were the low salaries of a section of officials, squander of public money, and the poor management of foreigners working in the district and city.

Some voters expressed unhappiness with the outcomes of some major cases in the Da Nang and HCMC courts.

Mr. Dam, who is the chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee, said he would recommend to the Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuracy to review the cases.

In response to voters’ queries related to the Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagoes, he said Vietnam’s sovereignty over them is an indisputable fact.

Huynh Thanh Lap, Truong Thi Anh, Tran Dong A, Tran Hoang Tham, Nguyen Ngoc Hoa, Nguyen Thi Thu Cuc, Nguyen Van Be, Nguyen Viet Dung, and Nguyen Huy Can met voters in Districts 8, Phu Nhuan, Tan Binh, Binh Chanh and Tan Phu the same day.

One of the main concerns of residents there is the rise in prices of consumer goods and possible hike in power and water tariffs though people’s incomes have not risen.

By staff writers – Translated by Truc Thinh

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