Voters praise anti-corruption efforts at meeting with Party leader hinh anh 1Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong speaks at ​a meeting ​between NA deputies and Hanoi voters on October 12 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Many voters in Hanoi applauded the Party and State’s recent efforts to combat corruption, wastefulness and violations in personnel-related affairs during a meeting on October 12 with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and other National Assembly (NA) deputies of the city.

The meeting with voters of Tay Ho, Ba Dinh and Hoan Kiem districts was held ahead of the fourth session of the 14th NA, which is scheduled to take place from October 23 to November 22.

Many constituents held that the Party has straightforwardly looked at existing weaknesses and taken drastic measures to fight the degradation of thought, morality and lifestyle, along with self-evolution and self-transformation manifestations.

They hailed the settlement of many serious cases of public concern involving senior officials of the Party, the State and State-owned enterprises.

Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Quoc Thuoc, a voter in Ba Dinh district, said the people want the Party and State to do better, and they are ready to stand side by side with the Party and the State.

Other voters expressed their hope that both central agencies and localities will take action. Local inspection committees must work as strongly as the Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission while the press should also play a greater role in preventing corruption, wastefulness and negative phenomena. The entire Party, people and the whole country must join efforts to create strong, synchronous and comprehensive moves.

While appreciating the voters’ opinions, Party General Secretary Trong shared the view that central agencies are working more drastically than local authorities in fighting corruption and negative phenomena, stressing that all must engage in this work to make progress.

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The Party leader added the fight against corruption and negative phenomena is a difficult and complicated job, which requires persistence, determination, right methodology and consensus.

He affirmed the Party and State’s resolve in this work, reiterating the “no-holds-barred” crackdown on corruption and negative phenomena.

In response to voters’ attention to personnel-related affairs, the Party chief said the personnel work is a key task in the Party building, adding that officials must have right leading and working methodology. 

The freshly finished sixth session of the 12th Party Central Committee moved to improve the personnel work along with the leading methodology and the operation effectiveness of the political system and public non-productive agencies, he added.

Regarding the NA’s fourth session, the General Secretary said the parliament will discuss and approve some laws, including a law on planning and a law on anti-corruption. It is also set to decide the socio-economic and financial-budgetary targets and tasks for 2018, as well as some personnel issues.-VNA