Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (front, right) and other NA deputies of Hai Phong city meets with local voters on November 23 (Photo: VNA)

Hai Phong (VNA) – Voters in Le Chan district of the northern port city of Hai Phong applauded the recent reforms in the National Assembly (NA)’s activities while meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and other deputies representing the constituency on November 23.

Locals spoke highly of the performance of Hai Phong’s NA deputies at the freshly concluded sixth session of the 14th parliament, expressing their delight at the socio-economic achievements of the city, as well as those of the country, this year.

They said activities of the NA have been reformed to become more effective in dealing with social problems, thus encouraging positive changes in all-level authorities and sectors. Meanwhile, they also noted that officials have worked hard to build an incorruptible and growth-enabling Government that serves people and businesses.

However, Hai Phong voters also voiced concerns about many problems, particularly loan sharks, robbery and drug-related crimes, asking the NA and the Government to have thorough solutions.

Appreciating the opinions, PM Phuc said the sixth session was the one that the parliament spent the longest time for questioning Government members about issues under their remit.

It is important that Government members have to fix shortcomings and work harder to meet people’s aspirations, he added.

The PM also spoke highly of Hai Phong’s socio-economic development in 2018, noting that local economic growth could reach a record rate of 16.25 percent, 2.4 times higher than the national average, while the annual per capita income is estimated at 4,277 USD.

He also asked the municipal administration to pay more attention to specific issues of public concern like upgrading infrastructure and residential areas, and opening new primary schools.

With regard to the complex crime and corruption situation, PM Phuc affirmed the police and the military will exert every effort for people’s peaceful life, repeating that there are no off-limits zones in the fight against corruption.

Briefing voters in Hai Phong – a major foreign investment destination – on Vietnam’s foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction strategy, he said the FDI sector now plays a crucial role in the national economy. The State prioritises projects applying high and environmentally friendly technologies, and it will also ensure fair competition between FDI and domestic businesses, the Government leader stressed.

Meetings between NA deputies and voters are regular activities before and after each session of the parliament. –VNA