National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung has spoken highly of the renovated operation of the People’s Council of the northern province of Ha Nam and asked it to work more to better receive and handle feedback from the public.

At a session of the council (17th tenure) on July 15, Chairman Hung highlighted Ha Nam’s socio-economic development in the first half of 2014 and ordered the council’s members to clarify shortcomings and devise appropriate measures to fulfil the yearly goals.

He also urged them to step up publicising and executing the amended Constitution approved in 2013 in order to ensure the document is fully observed in all spheres.

Reports at the function said that Ha Nam’s gross domestic product in the six-month period grew by 11 percent from a year earlier, while the rate of household poverty was brought down to 5.68 percent.

The province is accelerating the building of new-style rural areas, aiming for six communes meeting all the 19 criteria and the rest satisfying at least 10.

It is working to iron out difficulties for the business circle and provide the best possible conditions for their operation.

The 9 th session of the Ha Nam People’s Council will spend two days to review the locality’s performance over the past months and set tasks for socio-economic development for the second half of this year.-VNA