NA lawmakers review works on voter input, petitions
lawmakers urged for fuller engagement with voters’ opinions yesterday, in
response to a report on voters’ proposals to the 14th National Assembly’s
second session as well as the upcoming third session. - VNA/VNS Photo Doãn
HÀ NỘI - Top lawmakers urged for
fuller engagement with voters’ opinions yesterday, in response to a report on
voters’ proposals to the 14th National Assembly’s second session as well as
the upcoming third session.
the report, presented at the second day of the 10th meeting of the National
Assembly (NA) Standing Committee yesterday, more than 3,300 petitions from
the people have been transferred to relevant agencies and organisations as
the result of 2,073 meetings between NA deputies and voters nationwide before
and after the second session of the 14th NA meeting in November last year.
petitions addressed all aspects of social and economic life - from specific
issues that directly affected their daily lives to issues related to guidelines
and policies of the Party and the State.
showed some legislative shortcomings, including the constantly-adjusted 2017
law building framework and the lack of legal document consistency.
petitions submitted to the Government, ministries and sectors were responded
to. Ninety-four legal documents were enacted immediately between the second
and third session of the 14th NA to promptly resolve issues about which
voters in many localities were concerned.
resolving and responding to voters’ second session petitions, the ministries
and sectors also reviewed and resolved 69 out of 142 outstanding petitions
from previous sessions, mainly in the form of amending, supplementing or
promulgating of some documents.
the NA Committee for Ethnic Affairs, Hà Ngọc Chiến, stressed on the need to
strengthen voter meeting organisation.
a report to clarify whether authority responses had come to the voters in
time and in a satisfactory manner.
Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân suggested the NA’s People’s Aspiration
Committee analyse and further clarify the report’s details on solving the
outstanding petitions of voters. She proposed to clarify the 133 remaining
another draft report at the meeting showed that there had been more than
2,900 citizen comments and suggestions sent to the third session of the 14th
NA, which is scheduled from May 22 to June 20.
and recommendations focus on six specific contexts: production and business;
resource management and environmental protection; health and food safety;
education, training and vocational training; fighting corruption and waste;
security and social security.
Việt, Chairman of the NA’s National Defence and Security Committee, proposed
adding a number of constituencies around the issue of exploitation in the
form of destruction of marine resources, how to ensure the aquatic and marine
environment, and the problem of smuggling gasoline and cigarettes.
The NA Standing Committee will discuss the preparation
of the upcoming third session of the 14th NA and a draft resolution on
solving credit organisations’ bad debts. - VNS