HCM City: Voters pin high hope on new National Assembly hinh anh 1A session of the National Assembly (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Voters in District 1 and 3 in Ho Chi Minh City expressed their hope that the National Assembly will be productive in its operations, including soundly performing its supervision over executive agencies in its new tenure.

At their meeting with State President Truong Tan Sang in Ho Chi Minh City on March 3, they suggested decreasing the number of part-time deputies in the new tenure, reasoning a majority of them have yet to wholeheartedly work as a people’s representative due to their overwhelming managerial duties.

Future deputies should also make fact-finding tours to see how voters live and grasp their wishes and needs, they stressed.

They also suggested that the drafting of laws should be undertaken by independent agencies rather than being done by ministries and sectors as currently done, so as the laws could not be affected by any group’s interest.

The voters also expressed their concerns about the ongoing severe drought that is wreaking havoc on production and people’s lives in the Mekong Delta, calling for the need to re-plan the agricultural irrigation system.

They showed their joy at initial positive changes in parts of Ho Chi Minh City following the establishment of a hotline to deal with people’s information on social affairs, asking the municipal authorities to be proactive in discovering and addressing social problems.

President Truong Tan Sang appreciated the voters’ thoughtful and constructive suggestions.

He said the information on wrongdoings provided by the voters has helped the Party and State realise their weaknesses in building policies and instructing the implementation.

He said he expects that HCM City’s voters will select competent deputies to represent their voice in the new tenure and continue to raise problems they face to the deputies.

He pledged to continue following existing problems and making maximal efforts to address them.-VNA