Candidates for the Khanh Hoa provincial People’s Council and National Assembly deputies on May 11 met with voters in Spratly Islands district where voters in 21 election units in Spratly town and Sinh Ton and Song Tu Tay communes will cast their ballots on May 15, while the three election units on the mainland will hold their election on May 22.
Lieutenant-general Le Huu Duc talks with voters on Spratly Islands. Photo: Tienphong
Talking with voters on the Spratly Islands, candidates promised to contribute to completing policies relating to the island so that the district island will become stronger in development.
Lieutenant-general Le Huu Duc, a member of Party Central Committee, Deputy Minister of National Defence, a deputy of the National Assembly term XII and a candidate for the NA term XIII, pledged to join hands with army agencies to build up a revolutionary, regular and modern army to protect the Party, the regime, people and the national sovereignty and territorial integrity; and build up the Cam Ranh peninsula to become an economic and modern national defence area.
Speaking with voters, Mr. Nguyen Tan Tuan, Khanh Hoa provincial Party Committee Deputy Secretary said that he would work with provincial leaders and the Ministry of National Defence to create jobs and give vocational training to Spratly Islands soldiers after they complete their military tasks, increase education for children on the island, and build the island’s economic development and strength in national security and defence.
Mr. Nguyen Van Than, president of the district Fatherland Front, affirmed that if he was nominated as the provincial People’s Council deputy, he would exert great effort to care for the lives of people on the island and protect the sea, island and continental shelf of the nation.
He added that he would focus on fostering the ability of officials, boosting educational investment in Sinh Ton and Song Tu Tay communes, and supporting fishermen for seafood fishing.
Voters on the island said they wanted candidates to encourage people across the country to pay greater attention to the island, and call for policies to create jobs for soldiers who return home from military service and their relatives.
Khanh Hoa province has 84 candidates standing for provincial People’s Council deputy positions in the 2011-2016 period.