President Tran Dai Quang meets with voters in HCM City (Photo: VNA)
 
HCM City (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang cleared up concerns over a draft Law on Special Administrative-Economic Units and a Law on Cyber Security when meeting with voters in Ho Chi Minh City’s Districts 1, 3 and 4 on June 19.

Regarding the draft Law on Special Administrative-Economic Units, President Quang said that this is a big policy of the Party in many tenures with the target of building breakthrough institutions with outstanding incentives that are competitive enough to attract investment with the region and the world, thus helping create motivation for the growth of special units as well as economic zones and the entire country, boosting rapid and sustainable economic development and ensuring sovereign independence, defence and security.

It is an important bill which institutionalizes the Party’s policy and realises the 2013 Constitution’s regulations on special administrative – economic units formed by the National Assembly, the State leader said.

However, this is a new, complicated and unprecedented draft law, he said, adding that many of its regulations on mechanisms and policies have breakthroughs not only in the apparatus organisation but also development orientations in the context of intensive and extensive international integration and the complicatedly developing regional and international situation.

The President agreed with voters’ ideas, saying that the draft law should be considered carefully and thoroughly before it is submitted to the National Assembly for approval.

For the Law on Cyber Security, he stressed that the promulgation of the law is to meet demand for cyber security in protecting national security, ensuring social order and safety, fighting and preventing plots of hostile and reactionary forces to use cyber space to infringe upon national security, sabotage the great national unity bloc, incite demonstrations and disturb security on cyberspace.

The law also aims to stop, respond to and address consequences of cyber attacks, terrorism and wars, as well as protecting important information on national security and eliminating those who conduct cyber espionage, and arrogate and post secret information and documents on cyberspace.

The State leader affirmed that the law, once becoming effective on January 1, 2019, will help create a legal corridor to meet the need for cyber security in protecting national security and ensuring social order and safety.

Mentioning the cases of social disturbance, property destruction and resistance to on-duty officers in several localities some days ago, President Quang expressed his agreement with voters’ opinions on punishments imposed by authorized agencies.

He stressed the necessity to intensify disseminations to help the public understand more about the Party and State’s policies related to the draft Law on Special Administrative-Economic Units so that they are not incited by evil-doers and opportunists, and do not conduct extremist acts as well as legal violations.

Regarding the fight against corruption, President Quang affirmed the Party and State’s consistent policy of combating corruption crimes and at the same time considering the responsibility of Party Committees and heads of agencies where corruption occurs and those involved in corruption.

Economic cases must be considered carefully and handled in line with the Party’s regulations and the State’s law, he added.-VNA