Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh at the event (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – A delegation of National Assembly deputies from the
southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau led by permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh met local voters online on October 8, ahead of the second session of the 15th legislature.
Speaking at the event, Minh informed voters about the
country’s socio-economic performance in the past nine months, including the fight
against COVID-19 pandemic.
He said Vietnam has so far basically controlled the pandemic,
especially in southern localities like Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta provinces and
Ba Ria-Vung Tau.
One of the measures that the Vietnamese Party, State and
Government have paid due attention to is rapid COVID-19 vaccine coverage. Over
50 million doses of vaccines have to date arrived in Vietnam. Between now and
the year’s end, Vietnam could have 40-60 million more doses to vaccinate about 80
percent of its population aged above 18, he said.
Ba Ria-Vung Tau also sent a proposal to the Government seeking
the supply of more vaccnes to the locality. On September 29, it received some
300,000 doses from the Health Ministry, which are being given to residents.
Voters at the event suggested stepping up vaccination,
expanding priority groups eligible for early vaccination, ensuring publicity and
transparency in providing financial assistance for those hit by the pandemic,
and delivering timely support for affected firms and business households.
Minh also pledged to report their aspirations to the legislature
and Government, thus helping them achieve the set targets./.