Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong listened to issues of public concern while meeting with voters in Ba Dinh district, Hanoi on December 7.

A majority of those in attendance, who vote for local NA deputies, praised the achievements reached at the recently-concluded sixth session of the 13th National Assembly, which saw the adoption of revised 1992 Constitution and Land Law, and consensus reached on key national issues.

However, the Party leader was told of issues concerning the public. Several expressed worry over the performance and attitudes of some State officials and called for greater training and supervision for them, particularly those working at grassroots level.

Criticisms were also raised over the construction and operation of hydro-power plants in some regions, which have damaged thousands of hectares of forest and disrupted the lives and property of those living nearby due to poor or irresponsible administration.

The management in urban planning and construction also poses shortcomings, voters said, claiming that they have pressed many times for illegal or damaged buildings to be dealt with to no avail.

They also touched upon drawbacks in education at present, including the lack of pre-schools, contrary to the prevalence of universities, many with few students.

The Party chief thanked the group for their comments and said he is hopeful that voters will continue contributing constructive feedback and ideas to the NA, Party and State in the time to come.-VNA