A conference to share experience in maintaining the connection between National Assembly (NA) deputies and voters was held in the northern province of Quang Ninh on April 13.

The conference was organised by the NA Office, the NA’s Ombudsman Committee, the Representative Office of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation and the European Union.

According to Nguyen Manh Cuong, Permanent Member of the NA’s Justice Committee, NA deputies meet with only 0.6 percent of the country’s 56 million voters every year. Therefore, he asked the deputies to maintain regular meetings with voters to come to understand their aspirations and timely present their opinions to the NA and relevant agencies.

Nguyen Thi Hong Ha, Deputy Head of Hanoi’s delegation of NA deputies, suggested organising separate meetings with voters from each sector like electricity supply, health care, internal affairs and justice to receive more professional and in-depth opinions.

Nguyen Thanh Binh, Head of the Ombudsman Office under the Department of Democracy and Law of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, attached importance to the coordination between the front and relevant agencies to organise voter-meeting rounds. He said deputies should be allowed to meet with voters at public locations such as supermarkets, theatres and stadiums with the assistance of local authorities.

To conclude the event, Ngo Tu Nam, Vice Director of the NA Standing Committee’s Committee for Deputies’ Affairs, said that Vietnamese NA deputies don’t have their own offices due to limited resources. Therefore, they need assistants to receive and hand in voters’ opinions when they are absent.-VNA