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Hanoi (VNA) – The 12th National Party Congress has received great attention from the Party, population and the army as the important event embraces belief, hope and reform.

The Vietnam News Agency interviewed delegates to the Congress, who expressed their belief that new policies and decisions will be put forth during the event to bring the country forward.

Pham Hai Hoa, Secretary of the Party Committee of Hanoi’s Phu Xuyen district,
pinned high hopes on settling the income gap and easing the development imbalance between urban and rural areas, as well as between mountainous and delta regions.

A spectrum of issues regarding corruption and other illegal actions, the quality of human resources, competitive edge, and rapid and sustainable development are expected to be addressed during the Congress, he said.

Nguyen Thi Hien, Chairwoman of the Dong Thap provincial Women’s Union, said she hopes that the Congress will roll out decisions, policies and solutions that develop the country in peace and cooperation, spur national economic growth and raise people’s living standards.

The new Party Central Committee is likely to group together individuals with talent and morals to lead the country, she said.

Meanwhile, Nguyen Van Khiet, President of the Kien Giang provincial Union of Science and Technology Associations, held that rooting out corruption, wastefulness and other bad deeds will help heighten public confidence in the Party to join efforts in national reform and development.

He called on the Party and State to pay more heed to the contingent of intellectuals and create optimal conditions for them to devote to the nation.

Echoing other Party Congress delegates’ views, Nguyen Thi Minh Giang, Director of the Kien Giang provincial Department of Education and Training, said the Party Congress will outline strategic targets, and sound and comprehensive decisions and policies on agriculture, farmers, rural areas, education and training, which, she said, should be suitable for each locality.

Tran Van Ron, Secretary of the Vinh Long provincial Party Committee, called for more attention from the Party Central Committee, the National Assembly, the Government, ministries and agencies in order to create momentum for the development in the Mekong Delta region.

Venerable Thich Minh Nhan from the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s Kien Giang Chapter, stressed that the national sovereignty over sea and islands must be protected.

Buddhist dignitaries and followers believe in the clear-sighted leadership of the Party and the State, he said.-VNA