Da Nang leader gives out phone number, and complaints come through in droves

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Da Nang's Party chief Nguyen Xuan Anh. Photo: Nguyen Tu 
The new Party chief of Da Nang City received a large number of complaints from local people in one day after he made his email address and phone number available, the Party unit said.
Nguyen Xuan Anh, 39, was elected on October 16. He is one of the two youngest newly-elected Party chiefs in Vietnam, together with Nguyen Thanh Nghi of Kien Giang Province in the Mekong Delta.
On Monday, he gave out his contact details for city dwellers and tourists, saying they can send complaints and their proposals directly to him at 0903 67 55 12 and anhnx@danang.gov.vn or nxa76@yahoo.com.
Just one day later, he received around 1,000 text messages, around 200 phone calls and more than 100 emails.
He said most of the complaints focused on major issues such as security, traffic and environment.
He ordered the Party unit to review the complaints and task relevant departments and agencies to find solutions.
He said he was “very happy” when local people showed their interest. He said he would like to receive more feedbacks.
The Party unit said the handling of complaints would take time and asked the public to be patient.
Anh is the son of 70-year-old Nguyen Van Chi, a former Politburo member and former chief of the Party unit in Quang Nam-Da Nang Province.
He studied in Canada and worked at Thanh Nien Newspaper from 1999 to 2006.
Since then he held several posts in the Da Nang government.

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