The Party for people, people trust the Party

2020 is the last year for the implementation of the resolution adopted at the 12th National Party Congress. In spite of numerous difficulties, under the leadership of the Party, people and troops could achieve all set goals and missions and gained various important outcomes. These achievements once again confirmed the good will and good traditions of Vietnamese people under the wise leadership of the Party.

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Female delegates wearing "ao dai" to take part in the congress.

Over the past months, from lowlands to mountainous areas, from cities to rural areas, people have discussed and exchanged information related to accomplishments obtained by the Party and the nation in the previous term and expressed their expectations for the new term.

According to Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Manh Cuong, Head of the Thi Hoa Border Post under the Cao Bang provincial Border Guard, who has devoted his life to border areas and ethnic minority groups for years, “In my opinion, policies and orientations made by the Party and Government since the 12th National Party Congress have been sound, resulting in many positive changes. I hope that in this national Party congress, the Party will make more policies for ethnic minority groups, thereby eliminating hunger and reducing poverty, building new-style rural areas, and firmly protecting the national border,” Cuong said.

Regarding the 13th National Party Congress, Le Van Chau, member of the Party Committee, and Secretary of the Youth Union Organization of Thanh Hoa province, shared, “Our young generations absolutely trust the sound policies of the Party. We are grateful to the Party who fosters our expectations and aspirations, and who creates good conditions and environments for us to study, work, practice, and entertain as well as to intellectually, physically, and aesthetically develop in a healthy, comprehensive, and harmonious manner.” Chau added that the Party has created a driving force for youth to take the initiative in studying, doing start-ups, mastering cutting-edge science and technology, and bringing into full play their role in the national construction and protection cause.

Meanwhile, while witnessing the positive daily changes of the country, the hero of the People’s Armed Forces Ho Thi Dom, a resident in A Ngo commune, Thua Thien-Hue province’s A Luoi district shared that, the past 91 years has confirmed that the Party has always been for people and people have always trusted the Party and followed the Party. She attributed the nation’s current achievements to the consensus of the Party and the people.

She cited Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong’s saying that the country has now enjoyed a bigger fortune, a larger potential, a higher position, and a better prestige than ever before. And she affirmed that such achievements have become pride, motivation, important resources and confidence for the whole Party, people, and military to overcome all difficulties and challenges, continue the country’s comprehensive renewal path and strive for fast and sustainable national development.

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Hanoi street decorated with flowers and flags to welcome the Party Congress.

Suggestions for the Party

The draft documents submitted to the 13th National Party Congress compiled by the 12th Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee were made public on October 20, 2020. A month later, the Vietnam Fatherland Front, socio-political organizations, departments and sectors at all levels organized a number of workshops and discussions to gather comments on the draft documents. Centrally-run relevant agencies summed up and analyzed comments and suggestions from over 1,400 pages of documents sent by Party members and people nationwide and made a nearly 200-page general report.

According to the report, almost all comments highlighted the meticulous, serious, scientific, detailed, and high quality preparations for the draft documents. Moreover, the draft documents put forth various new points and combined theories and realities, reflecting aspirations and expectations of cadres, Party members, and people. Commenting on the draft documents with a focus on the implementation of the national socio-economic development strategy in the 2016-20 period and in the 2021-25 period, Huynh Thanh Phuong, a member of the Party Committee and deputy head of the mission in charge of the delegation of NA deputies of Tay Ninh province, a member of the NA’s Committee for Culture, Education, Youth, Adolescents and Children assessed that the draft documents’ deal with various fields, and bright spots in socio-economic development over the past five years. He added that apart from achievements, shortcomings were also pointed out in a serious and straightforward fashion. These include shortcomings in management at all level, especially public investment management and drawbacks in socio-cultural management relating to urban sanitation, industrial waste, and the spread of harmful cultural information on internet.

Phuong suggested that in the new tenure, the Party and the State should build a streamlined apparatus which operates effectively and efficiently and includes a contingent of cadres with capabilities, good virtues and responsibilities. Additionally, transparency, publicity, and democracy should be promoted in implementing public services. Moreover, Vietnam should make the most of all mechanisms and opportunities to bring into full play its advantages and expand markets.

Following activities closely towards the national Party congress, La Van Nam, Secretary of the Party Committee of Khe Bu village, Chau Khe commune, Nghe An province’s Con Cuong district has often informed locals of the activities and launched emulation drives with active engagement by the locals. Nam hoped that based on opinions contributed by people from all walks of life, the Party will make the right policies to develop the country in which locals enjoy happiness and prosperity.

To realize the goals that the Party expounded in the draft political report of the 12th Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee to be submitted to the 13th National Party Congress, veteran Dinh Quang Tien from Phuc Tan ward, Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem district suggested that each delegate to the congress should raise a high sense of responsibility, a sense of justice, observe the Party’s regulations, and be objective to vote for cadres that the Party needs and people want and avoid group interests and introducing unqualified people to top positions in the Party.

Millions of people are looking to the 13th National Party Congress with the faithful belief that the Party will make new, right, and creative policies to lead the country and its people to achieve glorious victories in the years to come.

Translated by Mai Huong