Party chief highlights fight against corruption, wastefulness
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong highlighted the fight against corruption and wastefulness during a meeting with constituents from Ba Dinh, Hoan Kiem and Tay Ho districts in Hanoi on October 8.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong meets constituents. (Source: VNA)
He said the draft amended Law on Corruption Prevention and Control will be considered for approval in the coming sixth session of the National Assembly. He acknowledged that asset filing, disclosure and control is a hard issue because it relates to other laws and rights of citizens and asset confidentiality.
About the settlement of corruption cases, he said the work has been stepped up over the past five years, notably cases regarding PetroVietnam officials Dinh La Thang and Trinh Xuan Thanh which were trialled earlier than schedule, adding that many cases last for 2-3 years because of the involvement of many people.
Based on persuasive evidence, the courts could announce strict or humane verdicts, he said, citing that up to VND 8.5 trillion (USD 364.8 million) has been reclaimed to the State budget in Mobifone’s purchase of AVG television channel.
According to him, the CPV Central Committee agreed to issue for the first time a regulation on the responsibility of all Party members for setting examples, firstly Politburo members, members of the Secretariat and nearly 200 members of the CPV Central Committee.
The CPV also issued regulations on 19 taboos for Party members and 27 negative phenomena that need to be prevented.
Each official or Party member needs to be industrious, thrifty, honest, righteous, public-spirited and selfless, serving as a servant of the people, he said, adding that officials of higher rankings need to set better examples, he said.
Agreeing with agenda for the coming sixth session of the legislature, constituents wished that the National Assembly would thoroughly review socio-economic targets and outline solutions to fulfilling them, believing that the meeting will be a success.
They expressed hope that the Party, State and NA would pay more attention to education-training via training of teachers and improving dignity of students, and compiling textbooks in a proper and economical way.
They asked for thoroughly dealing with violence in families and schools, wildlife and sand poaching and dirty food production, while strengthening social and natural resources management, preventing pollution, coping with the shortage of roads, bridges and schools.
Voters also expressed concern over landslides and traffic accidents that cause human and material losses. In health care, well-trained doctors are mostly in major cities while fake and bad quality medicines remain available.
Amid rapid urbanisation, they called for attention to ecological environment protection, ensuring social welfare and vocational training, and creating more jobs.
As regards the use of banned substances, antibiotics and stimulants in cultivation and animal husbandry, they affirmed the necessity to issue the Law on Animal Husbandry and the Law on Cultivation.
In order to bring the Law on Prevention and Control of the Harmful Consequences of Tobacco Use and Alcohols into life, they suggested that documents guiding its enforcement should be issued soon.
They also applauded the CPV Central Committee’s nomination of the Party chief to the post of President in replace of the late State leader.
The Party leader told voters that their suggestions to the above laws will be gathered to submit to the legislature and thanked them for supporting his nomination, saying that the election result will be decided by the legislature in the coming meeting.
Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung also answered issues regarding the city’s development./.