President Truong Tan Sang yesterday met with voters in District 1 and voters of the HCM City University of Law, who agreed that the recent National Assembly second session succeeded in applying many innovative methods in its working method and discussion.
The voters said the NA session helped answering many questions about hot-button societal issues such as public debt, oil price, traffic and the nation's sovereignty. Many voters were glad that the NA agreed to begin drafting the Law on Demonstration.
Speaking to many lawmakers from HCM City, the voters also pointed out the limitations of major transportation projects such as the HCM City -Trung Luong, high number of traffic accidents, slow administrative reforms, corruption, and lack of legal framework to punish businesses that pollute environment. The voters also suggested the NA to re-examine the construction plan of a nuclear factory, and inspect the hydro-power plants Dong Nai 6 and 6A.
President Sang said he acknowledged the voters' concerns and agreed that many laws were issued without proper guidance to implement. The President said the Government would make sure that the nuclear project would be done with utmost security, meeting Viet Nam's energy need into an industrial nation by 2020.
About the Draft Law on Demonstration, the President said the Constitution outlined clearly the right of residents to demonstrate but it would take time for more considerations to put these activities into law.
The students and teaching staff at the HCM City Law University hoped that Government would put more support and investment into the school and acknowledged the fact that many students have been choosing private law firms instead of working for the government. Many voters at the law school also hoped they would have an opportunity to contribute to the revision of the Constition 1992. — VNS