President Truong Tan Sang on October 17 met with voters in Ho Chi Minh City’s Districts 1 and 3 in preparation for the fourth session of the 13 th National Assembly, scheduled for October 22.

Nearly 50 speakers representing more than 500 voters attending the meeting said they were pleased with changes in the contact between the NA deputies and voters, bringing them closer together.

Many voters applauded positive changes in the NA’s Q&A sessions, saying that they have addressed issues of people’s concerns.

However, voters said they are dissatisfied with the failure in dealing with shortcomings in education and training and violations in socio-economic management, poor land and urban management, and cumbersome administrative procedures.

These put stress on the need to further improve the supreme supervision role of the NA over the operations of the State apparatus, they said.

Taking note of voters’ opinions, President Sang stated that the criticism of the Politburo and Secretariat of the Party Central Committee in the spirit of the Resolution of the Committee’s fourth meeting was implemented seriously.

The criticism process will be done on a regular basis under the supervision of cadres and Party members nationwide, he noted, adding that the fourth session of the 13 th NA will approve a regulation on vote of confidence, which is also an effective form of supervision.

Regarding voters’ concerns about corruption, Sang said this is an extremely important issue that affects the development of the country. In addition to establishing the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Interior Affairs to be in change of anti-corruption, the Party and State will consider amendments to the Anti-Corruption Law and consolidate the Steering Committee on Anti-corruption, creating an important driving force for promoting the supervision, detection and strict treatment of violations.

The President also spoke at length about the country’s socio-economic economic situation in the remaining months of the year.

The upcoming NA session will focus discussions on measures to boost the overall development of the country at the year-end, he noted./.VNA