Overview of the National Assembly's Question-&-Answer session on June 4 (Source: VNA)

 

Hanoi (VNA) – The new rule for Question-&-Answer session has proved effective in the hearing at the National Assembly in the morning of June 4, according to both voters and NA deputies.

The rule gives each NA deputy one minute to put question, and after three questions, the Cabinet member has three minutes to make the answer. The change is designed to increase dialogue and face-to-face debate.

The Q&A session on June 4 morning focused on transport issues, and was broadcast live on national television and radio.

Do Ngoc Giao, an architect at the Tay Ho architecture consultation firm in Hanoi, said the questions posed by NA deputies were concise and straightforward, dealing with pressing problems that attract voters’ concern.

Voter Le Duy Tan in the southernmost province of Ca Mau, echoed the same view, saying that the new rule prevented roundabout questions.

Tan added that Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The has also given straight answers, but he still failed to present specific solutions to many issues raised by NA deputies.  

On the sidelines of the Q&A session, many deputies said the answers given by Minister The have directly dealt with the raised matters and demonstrated his responsibility towards voters. However, they are not convinced by the minister’s reply on a number of issues related to BOT projects.

Deputy Dang Ngoc Nghia of Thua Thien-Hue province said the new way of working had made the hearing more lively, frank and more focused.

He urged the Minister to instruct the review of all BOT projects and correct the shortcomings in order to win approval from the public so that more investment projects in this form can be carried out to improve the national transport system.

According to deputy Duong Trung Quoc of Dong Nai province, the new rule allows the Q&A session to deal with more issues in limited time and prevent waste of time on equivocation.-VNA