|A view of the sixth session of the National Assembly.__Photo: VNA|
Up to 99.5 percent of petitions raised by voters to the fifth session of the National Assembly (NA) have been cleared up, head of the NA Standing Committee's Ombudsman Commission Duong Thanh Binh reported on October 23.
Speaking at the legislature’s sixth session that opened in Hanoi the same day, Binh said the petitions are mainly related labor, invalids and social affairs, health care, transport, education-training, and natural resources and environment, among other social issues.
Voters hailed operational reforms of the legislative body, including those in law building during which the legal and legitimate rights of people have been put at the center, according to the legislator.
Binh noted that the legislature’s supervision and question-answer activities have also been revamped, adding some issues of public concern have been included in Q&A sessions like how to improve the quality of the legal system and corruption prevention and fight in law building, and to remove obstacles to agricultural exports.
The settlement of petitions has contributed to spurring socio-economic development, ensuring social order and safety, and raising people’s living standards, he continued.
Binh also pointed to limitations, notably legal and legitimate rights of people affected due to slowness of ministries and agencies in building and submitting regulations, as well as the handling of a number of petitions.
He suggested NA committees further improve the quality of supervisions over the issuance of legal documents, saying the Government should instruct ministries and agencies to deal with such shortcomings.-(VNA/VLLF)