Can Tho (VNA) – National
Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has informed voters
in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho about the outcomes of the freshly
concluded 8th session of the parliament.
During a meeting with constituents
in Phong Dien town in the district of the same name on November 28, Ngan
noted that all laws, codes and resolutions passed at the latest sitting are
important legal foundations for further ensuring human rights, as well as
the basic rights and obligations of citizens. They also provide legal
grounds for the country to boost socio-economic development, ensure defence-security,
and accelerate economic integration into the world, she said.
The NA also recently approved and
coordinated with relevant agencies to organise a conference on the
implementation of its resolution adopting the master plan on socio-economic
development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas for 2021-2030, Ngan
The chairwoman added that Phong
Dien is the first district in Can
Tho to be recognised as a new-style rural area.
Describing Can Tho as a bright
spot in the building of new-style countryside, she said while the country
targets that about 50 percent of all the communes nationwide will complete
this work in 2020, the city is set to fulfill this target by the end of this
At the meeting, local residents
voiced concerns about the quality and progress of some major transport
projects, wastewater discharge into rivers, and riverbank erosion.
The NA leader said violations
during the implementation of public investment projects, including transport
ones, will be handled strictly. She stressed that capital must be disbursed
on schedule and investment management must be carried out in line with law
so as not to make losses to the State and the people.
Regarding environmental issues,
Ngan requested authorities of Can Tho city, including Phong Dien district,
to have a better grasp of the adherence to laws on environmental protection
in order to take measures to ensure people’s lives and health.
Pointing out that the Mekong Delta
is facing numerous challenges posed by climate change, she said the State
has been carrying out a national target programme on climate change response
and, at the same time, promoting the sustainable development of the region
in adaptation to this global phenomenon.
Meetings between parliamentarians
and voters are regular activities before and after each session of the NA./.