Voters appreciate leadership, management of Party, State, Government in COVID-19 response hinh anh 1VFF Central Committee Tran Thanh Man (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Voters and people across the country highly trust and appreciate the leadership of the Party and State, the instruction and management of the Government and the Prime Minister, along with the active engagement of the entire political system in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF).

The VFF presented a report on opinions and petitions of voters and people to the opening sitting of the 9th session of the 14th National Assembly in Hanoi on May 20. 

President of the VFF Central Committee Tran Thanh Man said following the NA’s 8th session, the Presidium of the VFF Central Committee, in coordination with the NA Standing Committee, received and summed up 3,385 opinions and petitions submitted by voters and people nationwide through NA delegations in localities and VFF organisations at all levels.

Overseas Vietnamese voiced their thanks to the Party and State for bringing those in disadvantaged situation back to the country. They also praised the support provided by Vietnam to countries hit by the pandemic.

The public also acknowledged the Party and State’s proactive and flexible leadership and management in implementing the dual tasks of fighting the epidemic and maintaining production and business.

They applauded the support package worth 62 trillion VND (2.66 billion USD) for the poor and vulnerable groups in society, while calling for transparency and close monitoring to ensure the support reach the right beneficiaries.   

Voters and the public expressed concern over the biggest ever difficulties and challenges as the pandemic has caused widespread impacts on every field in social life and the economy.

They asked the State to promote the development of the support industry to reduce dependence on imports for material supply, and work to better tap new markets in partner countries in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).

Voters and the public also highly valued acknowledged the efforts made by the health care sector in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, they are indignant at some violations of bidding and purchasing of medical equipment that caused losses to the State, calling for strict punishment of such illegal acts.  

Besides the pandemic, the Mekong Delta is facing unprecedented erosion, drought and saline intrusion, while the northern mountainous provinces are hit by whirlwinds and hailstorms.

Voters asked the State to continue implementing concerted measures to mitigate losses caused by natural disasters and stabilise agricultural production and people’s life.

Based on voters and people’s opinions and petitions, the Presidium of the VFF Central Committee made several major proposals to the NA and the Government, including building and effectively implementing socio-economic development plans in the new situation in combination with COVID-19 control measures. The Government’s support packages should be implemented quickly to help enterprises early restore production and business activities and people overcome difficulties./.