Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the meeting with Hai Phong voters on June 26 (Photo: VNA)

Hai Phong (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed that not only the central government but also grassroots administrations must take actions to build a transparent and facilitating Government while meeting with voters in the northern port city of Hai Phong on June 26.

“The construction of a transparent and facilitating Government must be carried out with actions, not just through words”, he said.

The PM also spoke about the government’s measures to address a number of socio-economic issues of great public concern.  

Answering a question on the settlement of 12 prolonged loss-making projects, PM Phuc reiterated the Government’s viewpoint of quickly recover the lost property.

The investigating bodies have launched criminal proceedings against and detained some stakeholders who will be strictly punished according to law, he added.

Regarding numerous violations of the order to close natural forests in the Central Highlands, the PM stressed that the responsibility of local authorities will be clarified in implementing the Government leader’s directions while resolutely preventing violations from re-occurring.

Regarding the fight against corruption, Phuc said positive changes have been recorded in the detection and handling of corruption cases, adding that many corruption cases will be drastically addressed in the coming time.

Talking about the East Sea issue, the PM stated that Vietnam pursues the policy of building peace, friendship, and freedom of aviation and navigation in the sea, on the basis of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), while well implementing the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) and working towards a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).

“Vietnam protects her legitimate interests via implementing international law on the East Sea issue”, he affirmed.

At the meeting, the PM also explained policies for persons who made contributions to the nation and the revolution, the implementation of policies on high tech agriculture development and education reform.

He also briefed the outcomes of the third session of the 14th National Assembly and his official visits to the US and Japan.-VNA