Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi voters and residents have proposed the National Assembly and the Government to continue drastic actions against the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Chairwoman of the Hanoi Fatherland Front Committee Nguyen Lan Huong.
Huong was reporting at a meeting between the delegation of Hanoi's NA deputies and agencies ahead of the 10th session of the 14th legislature on October 19.
The voters also called for more mechanisms and policies to help people, businesses and labourers overcome difficulties caused by the pandemic, restore and boost socio-economic development, and stabilise their lives.
Violations in the purchase of medical supplies in service of the combat should be strictly handled, they said, proposing intensifying inspections over loss-making projects and areas that would see corruption.
The voters also expressed their concern over such issues as urban railway projects, component projects of the North-South Expressway and the North-South Express Railway project, along with the personnel work.
Speaking at the meeting, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Van Suu presented a report on the capital city's socio-economic development over the past time, with the gross regional domestic product (GRDP) expanding 3.27 percent in the first nine months of this year, a 1.54-fold higher than the national average.
Secretary of the municipal Party Committee and head of the delegation Vuong Dinh Hue said the issues raised by local voters and residents are being settled by departments, agencies and localities.
Reviewing major activities recently held by Hanoi, the official said the events, particularly the municipal Party Congress, have been highly valued by local voters and residents.
The 10th session of the 14th-tenure NA is scheduled to open on October 20 and last for 19 days, with both online and face-to-face meetings, NA Secretary General and Chairman of the NA Office Nguyen Hanh Phuc has said.
He told a press conference on October 19 that legislators will convene meetings via videoconference from October 20 to 27 and gather in Hanoi for face-to-face discussions from November 2 to 17.
During the seven days to be spent on law-making, they will vote on seven draft laws and three draft resolutions and give comment on four bills.
The NA is set to look into the implementation outcomes of socio-economic development and State budget plans for 2020; NA resolutions on socio-economic development, economic restructuring, and financial and medium-term public investment plans for 2015-2020; and the NA's Resolution 100/2015/QH13 that approved investment policies for national target programmes for 2016-2020.
Phuc noted that lawmakers will also scrutinise socio-economic development, State budget, and central budget allocation plans for 2021; socio-economic development targets, tasks, and solutions for 2021-2025; and the financial and medium-term public investment plans for the next five years./.
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