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State President meets voters in HCM City

In Uncategorized on October 16, 2010 at 6:24 pm

State President meets voters in HCM City

QĐND – Saturday, October 16, 2010, 20:51 (GMT+7)

State President Nguyen Minh Triet met with voters in HCM City on October 16 to inform them of the agenda of the 8th session of the 12th National Assembly.

At the meeting, voters discussed issues related to Laws on Consumer Rights Protection, Inspection, Securities, Civil Servants, the Election of NA deputies etc. Voters, particularly, expressed their keen interest in the role of NA deputies will play in supervising state activities and highlighted efforts to divide the Law on Denunciation and Complaints into two separate documents.

In addition, voters also discussed policies related to people who render service to the revolution and urgent issues of housing, traffic jams, and environmental pollution. They also expressed their wish that the NA would pay more attention to exploring for mineral resources, protecting forest and supporting fishermen at sea.

President Triet also praised voters for giving opinions on the draft laws and expressed hope that the City’s and District 3’s authorities will find solutions to these urgent matters.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

HCMC voters voice concerns about pressing issues

In Uncategorized on July 4, 2010 at 4:07 pm

HCMC voters voice concerns about pressing issues

QĐND – Sunday, July 04, 2010, 20:56 (GMT+7)

Costly medications at hospitals, uncontrolled online games, and problems related to ODA projects are some of the subjects among hundreds of queries sent by Ho Chi Minh City voters and People’s Council deputies to relevant local agencies, ahead of the 18th meeting of the city People’s Council due to commence July 5.

Many voters in some districts, including District 12 and Tan Binh, complained that medicine prices at many hospitals are many times higher than market prices, causing patients to endure unreasonably high medical costs.

They asked the city Health Department to take measures to prevent this practice, which they said has been left uncontrolled.

Another complaint was that many private consulting rooms directly sold medicines to patients after examination or treatment and that many hospital doctors colluded with pharmaceutical firms in giving prescriptions in order to to get illegitimate commissions.

Nobody involved in these corrupt practices have been punished, the voters said.

Regarding school healthcare services, Deputy Nguyen Van Bach commented: “In the past school year, many schools, from pre-schools to secondary schools, did not have enough medical staffs to provide students with healthcare.”

Out of more than 1,500 schools in the city, only 524, or 36 percent, have medical personnel, he said. “Even in Can Gio District, only two of the 29 schools there have medical workers of primary professional level.”

He asked the Heath Department to improve healthcare quality at schools.

Concerning management over online gaming at internet shops, many voters said many businesses had violated regulations in this field, such as operating without proper business registration, operating beyond regulated hours, or failing to prevent internet users from accessing unhealthy websites.

They blamed the situation on loose control by relevant official agencies.

Huynh Cong Hung said: “Many online games are those that induce gambling, provoke violent actions, or are detrimental to good habits and customs. Such games have been creating a bad influence on children and young people.”

“What is the role and responsibility of the city Department of Information and Communications in this field?” he asked.

Concerning the fact that several projects funded by Official Development Assistance (ODA) have increased their initial capital, deputy Truong Trong Nghia asked: “What are the reasons for increasing the cost of those projects and what is the responsibility of investors and contractors for such an increase?”

He cited the city’s Environmental Hygiene Project, which raised its cost from US$200 million to $354 million, and the project for subway no. 1, which has yet to start, but has nonetheless increased its investment from $1.1 billion to $2.3 billion.

He said many voters voiced their concerns about the quality of Nguyen Huu Canh Street, which has cost up to hundreds of VND billion for repairs but is still in bad condition.

Many other deputies were concerned about the tardy progress of the project aiming to improve the environmental conditions in the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe canal. They asked the city Transport Department to explain the tardiness and to make known to the public when the project will finish.

Source: SGGP

Source: QDND

Raising accountability to voters

In Uncategorized on June 20, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Raising accountability to voters

QĐND – Sunday, June 20, 2010, 22:26 (GMT+7)

After 25-days’ sitting, the National Assembly completed the busy working agenda set for its 7th session, demonstrating that the most powerful State body and elected deputies are putting their responsibilities towards the voters and the people into action.  

Since the beginning of this year, the national economy has kept pace with the steady economic recovery and achieved encouraging results. Economic growth in the first four months almost doubled the figure recorded a year earlier. Budget revenue was higher than in the same period of the previous years; the social welfare of the people was ensured and social infrastructure was improved.

However, NA deputies pointed out challenges facing Vietnam in the second half of this year, including low economic growth, threats to macro-balances, and a high consumer price index. They asked the government to come up with effective remedies to overcome such weaknesses and meet the socio-economic development targets for 2010 and the 2006-2010 period.

The NA approved 10 bills, including those on the State bank of Vietnam, credit organisations, the non-agricultural land use tax, child adoption, energy conservation, people with disabilities, post, trade arbitration, and food safety. The approval of these bills was a step toward meeting the country’s requirements during international integration.

The NA urged the government and relevant agencies to issue documents guiding the implementation of these bills while enhancing the dissemination of information to bring the bills to life. NA bodies performed their supervisory role better and worked more closely with the government and relevant agencies to speed up legislation and improve the quality of bills before being submitted.

Thanks to careful preparations, plenary and in-group discussions took place as scheduled. Many debates on contentious issues of voter concern became heated with deputies providing convincing evidence to prove their arguments.

Voters valued the NA’s supreme supervision, especially the question time when four Cabinet members and a Deputy Prime Minister took the floor and answered the deputies’ queries. Despite being excluded from the Q&A list, more than 10 other ministers and heads of State agencies also clarified their role and responsibility in tackling issues raised by voters and the deputies. The hearing helped Cabinet members and relevant agencies to become more accountable and come up with solutions to fulfil the tasks entrusted to them.

Voters appreciated the NA’s selection of the four ministers to be grilled on finance, transport, agriculture and rural development, and culture, sports and tourism, as these are areas of great concern to voters across the country. Unanswered queries will be selected by the NA Standing Committee to be posed to Cabinet ministers at its meetings between the intervals of the two legislative sessions.

Another important function of the legislature is to decide on key national issues. Lawmakers spent much time discussing the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City Express Railway Line Project and the Overall Master Plan for the Hanoi capital until 2030 and with a vision for 2050 – the two big projects that greatly concern deputies and voters. Deputies pointed out the drawbacks of these plans and asked the government to further study and finalise them before submitting them again to the legislature, taking into account their multi-dimensional impact on the national transport system, economic development and people’s lives.

In his closing speech, NA Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong said “This has been one of the busiest and most effective sessions. It has helped deal with the great bulk of the work, including important issues.” Decisions made at the session show the NA is strongly reforming its operations on behalf of voters, and above all, the national interests.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Voters deserve fast replies: lawmakers

In Uncategorized on May 13, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Voters deserve fast replies: lawmakers

QĐND – Thursday, May 13, 2010, 22:47 (GMT+7)

National Assembly Standing Committee members yesterday discussed voter problems at their closing session yesterday, May 12.

Tran The Vuong, head of the National Assembly’s Ombudsman Committee, said that 46 voter petitions were sent to the NA, 1,171 to the Government and 17 to the Supreme People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Procuracy.

Relevant authorities had sent 1,170 replies by May, Vuong said, adding that despite the large number of petitions, most responses were promptly made.

However, he said there were still some delays and some replies had failed to properly address voter concerns.

One such example was the reply by the Ministry of Health to a query about health insurance for victims of traffic accidents, while the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the Ministry of Education and Training had been tardy with some of their responses.

The Ombudsman Committee’s report said that officials should better serve voters.

Truong Thi Mai, chairwoman of the NA’s Social Affairs Committee, said officials should be compelled to answer voter petitions.

Le Quang Binh, chairman of the Committee for National Defence and Security, agreed with Mai, saying that the document should ask functional agencies to explain why they had been tardy in responding to voter petitions to both the NA and the voters.

Nguyen Duc Kien, vice chairman of the National Assembly, said the Ombudsman’s report should have described in more detail how petitions were resolved. He added that the replies should also have been published to determine which agencies were acting responsibly and which were not.


Members also discussed the agenda for the upcoming 7th session of the 12th National Assembly.

It has been decided that laws governing the sea, capital and public investment would not be debated as more preparation time was needed.

At the next session, which runs from May 20 to June 19, the Government would give a report on Dung Quat Oil Refinery Factory Number 1 in the central province of Quang Ngai, said Tran Dinh Dan, head of the NA’s Office.

Dan said they would also review national hydro-electricity plans, as well as forestry management.

Source: VietNamNet/Viet Nam News


Source: QDND

Deputy PM meets voters in Ha Tinh province

In Uncategorized on May 5, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Deputy PM meets voters in Ha Tinh province

QĐND – Wednesday, May 05, 2010, 21:32 (GMT+7)

On May 4, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung met with voters in Can Loc districts in the central province of Ha Tinh.

At the meeting, many local voters said that the Government should work out more effective solutions to curb inflation, combat corruption and negative phenomenon and deal with pressing issues related to the development gap between remote areas and urban areas and administrative reform.

Deputy PM Hung acknowledged their opinions, which will be submitted to the upcoming session of the National Assembly (NA) and praised the efforts made by Can Loc district and Ha Tinh province to boost socio-economic development, particularly when carrying out national projects on electricity power, steel production and mining.

Mr Hung asked Ha Tinh to hold Party congresses at grassroots level, ensure compensation for land acquisitions and provide resettlement in the Vung Ang economic zone and in the Cau Treo bordergate economic area. He also asked them to get the Thach Khe iron ore mine operating efficiently.

Earlier, Ha Tinh’s NA delegation had met with voters in the other districts of Thach Ha, Loc Ha, Duc Tho, Huong Son as well as in and Hong Linh township.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

NA Chairman meets voters in Ba Dinh district

In Uncategorized on May 3, 2010 at 8:27 pm

NA Chairman meets voters in Ba Dinh district

QĐND – Monday, May 03, 2010, 20:48 (GMT+7)


On May 3, a National Assembly (NA) delegation led by Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong met voters in Ba Dinh district to inform them of the content of the 7th session of the 12th NA and collect their opinions.

The seventh session of the 12th NA legislature is scheduled to open on May 20 for more than one month, during which the NA deputies will discuss and finalise many important issues related to legislature and supervision.

Voters praised the NA’s efforts to renew its operations and enhance its role in boosting national development. They expressed their wish that the NA will continue to strictly control issues such as corruption, superstition, ineffective capital construction investment and rising prices.

NA Chairman Trong acknowledged voters’ opinions which will be submitted to the NA in the upcoming session and confirmed that the NA would perform its supervisory role in a more effective and practical manner.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Party leader discusses issues with voters in Thai Nguyen

In Uncategorized on December 1, 2008 at 1:27 pm

THAI NGUYEN — Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh, accompanied by National Assembly deputies from the northern province of Thai Nguyen, met voters in the province’s Dai Tu District and talked to them about the work of the fourth session of the 12th National Assembly.

Voters expressed satisfaction with the legislation produced during the session and applauded the innovation of the question-and-answer sessions which focused on a number of hot-button issues.

While expressing their belief in the sound leadership of the Party and in Government efforts so far to contain inflation, voters also voiced concerns over the economic weaknesses that could affect the country’s stable development.

Thai Nguyen voters pointed to over-exploitation of mineral resources and resulting pollution and road degradation in the province, as well as provincial unemployment, as particular problems. They petitioned their lawmakers to invest more in infrastructure in a province which was once a revolutionary base and for policies to assistant kindergarten teachers.

Manh assured the public that the difficulties beginning in late 2007 and early 2008 were temporary and only a step in the development process. Analysing the difficulties and advantages of the country in the world financial crisis, the Party General Secretary emphasised the country’s targets in 2009 were to continue reigning in inflation, stabilising the economy, maintaining reasonable growth and ensuring social welfare.

Manh urged provincial authorities to ensure the people a happy lunar New Year. The Party leader also praised Dai Tu District’s progress in socio-economic development and its determination to overcome shortcomings.

Manh asked district authorities to attach particular importance to industrial and agricultural development, building a high-quality agricultural base with products competitive domestically and internationally.

Dai Tu needed to generate solutions and models to help farming households which cultivate tea, livestock and forest products take full advantage of local human and land resources and improve their profitability, Manh said, emphasising the role of the district Party committee as well as local authorities.

He said he believed the district would continue to develop as a prosperous one of Thai Nguyen Province and of the nation as a whole. —