PORTAL - On the morning of June 20, at Binh Duong Administrative Center,
Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc - Politburo member, State President chaired a conference
to comment on the draft project “A strategy for building and perfecting
Vietnam’s law-governed socialist state by 2030, with a vision to 2045” of the Provincial
and City Party Committees in the Southern region
Co-chairing the conference were Mr. Phan Dinh Trac - Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee (PCC), Head of the PCC's Commission for Internal Affairs, Permanent Deputy Head of the Steering Committee for Project Development; Mr. Nguyen Hoa Binh - Politburo member, Secretary of the PCC, Chief Justice of the Supreme People's Court; Mr. Do Van Chien - Secretary of the PCC, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front; Mr. Nguyen Khac Dinh - Member of the PCC, Vice Chairman of the National Assembly.
Attending were Mr. Nguyen Van Loi - Member of the PCC, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Binh Duong Provincial Delegation of National Assembly Deputies and leaders of the Provincial Party Committees and City Party Committees of 21 localities in the Southern region.
State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and leaders of Central Committees and Branches chair the conference
Science and democracy in Project development
Speaking at the opening of the conference, Mr. Phan Dinh Trac - Politburo member, Secretary of PCC, Head of the PCC's Commission for Internal Affairs, Permanent Deputy Head of the Steering Committee for Project Development said that this is the third conference after 02 consultation conferences were held in the Northern region and the Central region - Central Highlands. The Draft project was focused on directing the development and completion by the Steering Committee on the basis of distilling 27 specialized topics of Party committees at all levels, Party organizations under the Central Government, and the contributions of experts, scientists, and managers with theoretical and practical experience. He suggested that the delegates promote the sense of responsibility, exchange ideas frankly focusing on 03 important contents: Advantages, limitations, causes and lessons learned in building Vietnam's law-governed socialist state over the past time; viewpoints, goals, breakthroughs, directions, tasks and solutions for building and perfecting Vietnam's law-governed socialist state by 2030, with a vision to 2045; important issues, there are different opinions related to the locality such as: the relationship between Party leadership, State management, people's mastery, promoting the people's right to mastery; renewing the mechanism of decentralization; control of State power, etc.
Head of the PCC's Commission for Internal Affairs Phan Dinh Trac speaks at the opening of the conference
The conference received 18 comments that basically agreed with the contents expressed in the draft Project. At the same time, it raised a number of issues arising from practice such as the need to evaluate limitations, overlaps and contradictions between legal documents, strengthen discipline and rules, clearly define responsibilities and handle sanctions for organizations and individuals performing the task of law-making in order to limit group interests; perfect the state power control mechanism in the direction of streamlining and stability; strengthen measures to promote people's power and people's right to mastery; stipulate the right to appeal the Constitution; promote decentralization for localities, increase autonomy, self-responsibility associated with the responsibility of the head and accountability, etc.
Secretary of Binh Duong Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi speaks at the conference
On behalf of Binh Duong Provincial Standing Party Committee to comment on the draft Project, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi said that it is necessary to have a specific and clear decentralization in the direction that the Central Government does not act on behalf of local governments, but organizes the supervision, inspection and examination of local governments in the performance of their duties. According to him, the assignment of decentralization along with inspection, supervision and control of power in the organization and operation of the State is a very important task that has been clearly shown in the Party's resolutions, institutionalized in the Constitution and laws, implemented and achieved many achievements in practice. However, it is still not strong enough; there are many areas that have not brought into full play the roles, responsibilities and initiative of the grassroots, especially in the field of economy, human resource management (planning, investment in building socio-economic infrastructure, etc.). Therefore, Binh Duong proposed to decentralize more strongly between the central and local governments, between superiors and subordinates, at the same time, build a strict power control mechanism by regulations and laws, ensure democracy, publicity, transparency, promote accountability and strengthen inspection and supervision. The Secretary also said that it is necessary to focus on further perfecting the legal system, ensuring the people's right to mastery, perfecting the organization of local government in accordance with rural - urban areas, effectively overcoming the situation of "wearing the same institutional shirt", etc.
High unity of science, theory and practice
Speaking at the end of the conference, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc assessed that the City Party Committees and Provincial Party Committees in Southern region have raised many enthusiastic, responsible, frank and democratic opinions on the key contents of the Project. Many comments are directly related to the organization and operation of the Party committees and local authorities; accurately reflect the thoughts and aspirations of the majority of cadres, party members and people. Thereby, creating more motivation and determination to lead the Party and State to lead and direct the successful implementation of the task of building and perfecting the law-governed socialist state of the people, by the people, for the people.
State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed: "In terms of awareness, we have reached a high consensus on core and important scientific, theoretical and political-legal practical issues regarding the law-governed state and Vietnam's law-governed socialist state for inclusion in the Project".
State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the conclusion of the conference
Accordingly, the law-governed state is a method of organizing State power on the basis of respect for the Constitution and the law to ensure the democratic nature of the State. Emphasizing the progressive values of the law-governed state, which have been widely recognized and brought success to many countries around the world, the Sate President also mentioned the successes in building Vietnam's law-governed socialist state over the past time, and at the same time, the document of the 13th Party Congress affirmed: Building and perfecting Vietnam's law-governed socialist state of the people, by the people and for the people led by the Party is the central task of the political system reform.
Regarding the guiding point of view, it is consistent with the guiding view of the Central Government that the entire process of building and perfecting Vietnam's law-governed socialist state must always be under the leadership of the Party, on the basis of Marxism-Leninism and Ho Chi Minh Thought, strengthen the inheritance and promotion of the nation's fine traditions, achievements and practical experience in national construction and development; selectively absorb international experiences, suitable to Vietnam's conditions and circumstances; to maintain political stability; maintain the socialist orientation and ensure better and better socialist democracy.
Delineating objectives, tasks and solutions of the Strategy for building and perfecting Vietnam's law-governed socialist state in 02 phases. From now to 2030, identifying and organizing the implementation of goals, tasks and solutions within the framework of the 2011 National Development Platform and the 2013 Constitution. From after 2030 to 2045, it will continue to implement the long-term goals and tasks of the Strategy set out and implement new orientations to perfect Vietnam's law-governed socialist state, after having the policy amending the Platform and Constitution.
After this conference, the State President suggested that the Provincial Party Committees and City Party Committees continue to organize a thorough study to give written comments on the draft Project. The PCC's Commission for Internal Affairs and the Project Editorial Team urgently synthesize, study and collect opinions of the delegates in this conference to finalize the draft project and submit it to the Politburo for comments.
State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc presents the painting of the Presidential Palace to Binh Duong provincial Party Committee on the occasion of attending the conference
Reported by Phuong Chi- Quoc Chien- Translated by Thanh Tam