|Workers at a factory manufacturing motorcycle tyres for the Southern Rubber Industry Joint Stock Company (CASUMINA). Last year the Steering Committee for Enterprise Renovation and Development advised the Prime Minister on carrying out reforms of State-owned enterprises (SOEs) in order to improve their efficiency. — VNA/VNS Photo Danh Lam
HA NOI (VNS)— Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh yesterday applauded the effort of the Steering Committee for Enterprise Renovation and Development at a meeting in Ha Noi, saying that the committee had fulfilled its assigned tasks for 2013 and early 2014.
Speaking at the meeting, held to assess the committee's performance in the past year and implement its tasks this year, Ninh said the committee had carried out effective co-operation with relevant agencies and made appropriate proposals to the Government.
In 2013 and 2014, the committee reported, it advised the Prime Minister properly on carrying out reforms of State-owned enterprises (SOEs) in order to improve their efficiency.
The committee submitted 24 legal documents to the Prime Minister, including important ones on SOE equitisation, dissolution and re-organisation.
In 2013, the Government re-arranged 101 SOEs and equitised six.
The Steering Committee also co-ordinated closely with the Steering Committee to restructure the State-owned shipbuilder Viet Nam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (Vinashin), which ran up debts of over US$4.2 billion.
The Deputy Prime Minister asked the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to examine the management of salaries and bonuses paid in State-owned groups. The Ministry of Finance, meanwhile, was asked to intensify inspections of State-owned enterprises to make sure they conformed to financial regulations and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development was asked to continue researching the restructuring of agricultural and forestry enterprises.
Deputy Prime Minister Ninh asked the Ministry of Construction and the Ministry of Information and Telecommunications to submit their codes of conduct. — VNS