Top legislator talks to voters in Can Tho

The NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met with voters in Cai Rang District in Can Tho yesterday to listen to their opinions ahead of the third plenary session of the 14th legislature.
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân meets voters of Cần Thơ City on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân meets voters of Cần Thơ City on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức

Voters from Hung Thanh Ward of Cai Rang District raised compensation for land clearance, health insurance, jobs for young people, child sexual abuse and public investment in Can Tho.

The NA Chairwoman affirmed that the issues of voters’ concern will be up for discussion at the upcoming NA session.

Mentioning the high rate of unemployment among young people, including university graduates in the locality, Ngân said there are several reasons for the problem, one of which is the quality of training falling short of the demands of the labour market.

She also pointed to the incorrect perception that only employment in State-owned agencies is a proper job. More attention should be paid to training and vocational orientation, the NA Chairwoman said, urging a change of thinking among young people.

Chairwoman Ngan listened to voters’ proposals on imposing stricter punishments on serious crimes such as the trading, transport and production of illegal drugs, and causing environmental pollution.

Responding to public concern about child sexual abuse, the legislator said the NA has included the problem in its supervision programme and requested the Ministry of Public Security to report on the situation, with a view to supplementing the revised Penal Code.

Ngan stressed that social condemnation is important to preventing such illegal actions.

The NA Chairwoman informed the voters that Can Tha has been allocated the same level of five-year public investment as Hải Phòng and Da Nang in order to boost its development, matching its status as one of the five centrally-governed cities and the centre of the Mekong Delta.

She also announced that at the upcoming plenary session, the 14th NA is scheduled to pass 13 bills and five resolutions while debating four draft laws for the first time.

Also yesterday, NA Chairwoman Ngân  met with voters in Phong Dien District of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho and answered their questions on environmental protection, food safety, corruption, fruit production and traffic accident reduction.

Regarding voters’ queries on corruption prevention and control, the top legislator noted that the NA has amended the Law on Corruption Prevention and Control, while the Party and State are also focussed on the issue.

She noted that several major corruption cases have been brought to light, including some related to major banks, and 12 would be made public in 2017, affirming the Party and State’s consistent "no safety zone” for corruptors policy.

Asked about fake and sub-standard commodities, Ngân said NA deputies discuss the matter at all their socio-economic debates, while building a supervision programme. The legislature has also issued a resolution on the matter and assigned the Government to strengthen State management over fake and poor quality commodities, especially in the field of agriculture, she said.

Answering voters’ questions on measures to support pig breeders suffering losses due to falling pork prices, she attributed the situation to poor market forecasts and said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development was seeking ways to boost processing, while urging authorised agencies to provide more exact market forecasts.

Regarding measures to prevent the use of food additives without clear origin, the top legislator pledged that in the upcoming third session, the NA will study the matter and issue a resolution asking ministries to strengthen supervision and management in the field.

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