President Nguyen Minh Triet attended the closing session of the 12th Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council on April 20.

Secretary of the HCM City Party’s Committee Le Thanh Hai spoke highly of positive changes in the organisation and structure of the People’s Council, which, he said, have won people’s confidence and created consensus among the people.

However, Chairperson of the Municipal People’s Council Pham Phuong Thao pointed out shortcomings in supervision work and the settlement of people’s petitions as well as in the operation of local administration agencies.

Human resource quality and administrative and judicial reform in the city have failed to meet requirements while construction projects remained slow and bureaucracy, corruption, wastefulness and social evils remained, she said.

Hai took the occasion to call on the city’s sectors, branches and people to actively prepare for the elections of the 13th NA and the People’s Councils at all levels for the 2011-16 term on May 22.

He noted that the task of the 13th People’s Council will be heavier when the city uses a pilot model of no people’s councils at district and ward levels./.