Some people damage motorbikes of Binh Thuan province's Department of Planning and Investment (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Leaders of ministries, sectors and localities stressed the need to tackle the delayed settlement of complaints and denunciations and urgent matters at a national teleconference between the Government and localities on July 2.

Reporting on the country’s socio-economic situation in the first half of 2018, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung recalled public unrest in several localities during which some were incited to damage the assets of several State agencies.

The Party and State directed localities to carry out appropriate measures to restore order there.

In the remaining months of this year, ministries, sectors and localities should intensify dissemination to make locals understand the Party’s policies and State’s law, and strictly punish instigators, Dung suggested.

Chairman of the People’s Committee of central Binh Thuan province Nguyen Ngoc Hai said that the social disturbance occurred in the locality on June 10-11, affecting social order and safety and security, as well as the peaceful lives of locals.

The case was a lesson for the provincial Party Committee and People’s Committee and the entire political system.

The province pledged to learn from experience, and intensify communications to raise public awareness so they can stay vigilant.

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh said efforts should be focused on addressing the delayed settlement of complaints and denunciations.

He asked local authorities to hold dialogue with citizens to solve their petitions in a right way.

It is essential for local authorities to clearly explain to people about what they do not know, he said.

Meanwhile, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man suggested ministries, sectors and localities carry out measures to stop fake news and inaccurate information from spreading.

He stressed the need for intensifying dialogue with people in numerous forms.

Regarding transport projects and build-operate-transfer (BOT) fees, Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The said developing BOT projects is the right policy, as mobilising social resources helps complete the transport infrastructure system.

He expressed his hope that the Ministry of Public Security, other ministries and localities will assist the Transport Ministry and investors in maintaining security and order as disturbances often strike BOT projects.

He also committed to ground clearance work in major transport projects such as North-South Highway, and My Thuan 2 bridge.-VNA