Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addressed several issues at the question-and-answer session in Hanoi on November 8, as part of the 14th National Assembly’s ongoing eighth session.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the meeting
On behalf of the Government, the PM once again expressed condolences to families of Vietnamese victims found dead in the UK and requested efforts to prevent similar occurrences.
He said during the past Q&A sessions, government members seriously listened to deputies’ feedback and directed agencies to promptly act to meet expectations of voters nationwide, towards successfully realising resolutions by the Party and National Assembly.
The PM added that 2019 is the second consecutive year that all the 12 targets have been met, five of them surpassed.
On public investment disbursement, the leader affirmed that the Government has asked for stepping up the work which needs active and strong involvement of authorities, ministers, and heads of the People’s Committees of the centrally-run cities and provinces.
About Long Thanh international airport construction, he said the southern province of Dong Nai has pledged to hand over site for the project by early 2020, begin construction by early 2021 and complete the first stage by 2025.
As there remains hard access to capital in the implementation of the resolution on the sustainable development of the Mekong Delta in adaptation with climate change, he said the Government has instructed the completion of key roads connecting with regional localities.
The leader also affirmed that the Government will direct the implementation of concerted measures to raise the efficiency of improving the governance of State-owned enterprises. As for loss-making projects, the Government will strive to minimise losses and strictly deal with violations.
PM Phuc vowed to simplify conditional business requirements via supplementing and revising the Law on Investment.
As Vietnam will assume the role of the ASEAN Chair 2020 and a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2020 – 2021 tenure, the leader called for joint actions of the entire political system and the people during the process, especially lawmakers.
Replying to deputy Nguyen Thi Kim Be’s question about household economy, especially cooperatives and small- and medium-sized enterprises, he committed favourable conditions as well as workforce, financial, technical and governance training for them.
About clean water supply, the PM asked departments and agencies to abide by the Law on Water Resources 2012, and to ensure water security and safety for people.
He also highlighted the need to build a self-reliant energy sector with global integration./.
NA Chairwoman requires Government to effectively implement NA resolutions
Concluding the three-day question-and-answer session on November 8, Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan required the government to thoroughly study the opinions of NA deputies, voters and people in order to take practical measures for positive changes in areas under their management.
The NA Chairwoman said after three days working with high responsibility, the NA has completed the Q&A session with four ministers in charge of agriculture and rural development, industry and trade, home affairs, and communication and information taking the floor.
Deputy Prime Ministers Truong Hoa Binh and Trinh Dinh Dung, along with several other ministers, also joined in the session to give further explanation on issues in areas under their charge. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, on behalf of the Government, presented more details on issues under the government’s management, and fielded questions of NA deputies.
Ngan summed up that nearly 250 deputies raised questions and joined in debates during the session, with most of them demonstrating firm grasp of reality and people’s aspirations.
According to the NA leader, NA deputies were basically satisfied with the answers of Government members. The PM, Deputy PMs, ministers and heads of sectors have made careful preparations for the session, answered the questions in a sincere and straightforward manner without avoiding complicated and difficult issues, and accepted responsibility for shortcomings and weaknesses in the fields under their charge.
Hailing the Government members for their seriousness and high sense of responsibility in the Q&A session, Chairwoman Ngan noted that the questions from NA deputies can also be considered suggestion of solutions to outstanding issues of voters’ concern.
She said the NA Standing Committee will instruct NA agencies to draft a resolution on the Q&A session to submit to the NA for approval at the end of the 8th session. The resolution will be the legal foundation for the NA to supervise the Government’s delivery of commitments, and at the same time it will help the Government, ministries and sectors better perform their functions and tasks./. VNA