Leader opens Sixth Party Central Committee plenum in capital
HA NOI (VNS)— The sixth plenum of the Party Central Committee commenced in the capital city yesterday under the chairmanship of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.
|The sixth plenum of the Party Central Committee opens yesterday in Ha Noi. — VNA/VNS Photo Tri Dung
Committee members will meet over the next two weeks to discuss a number of issues and make policy suggestions to the Party and Government.
In his opening address, Trong said this conference would be of great importance as the decisions made would have a great impact on the nation. "Many political guidelines and policies have been implemented, yet the results have not always met our expectations. We have to double our efforts to transform policies into reality and to achieve our goals: national industrialisation, modernisation and the renovation of our growth model while restructuring our national economy in alignment with the socialist oriented market economy." Trong asked the members to learn from limitations in policies this year when analysing the changes that are required.
He asked the participants to focus their discussions on the three main topics; the country's socio-economy, education and training development and Party building work.
For socio-economic issues, he called for a consensus for a development plan and budget estimate for 2013 responding to issues such as restructuring of State owned enterprises - which is a particular focus for the Government at the moment - and land laws. He emphasised the importance of controlling inflation and prioritising stabilisation and the healthy development of the macro economy while investing more in production, business development and the environment. "These are the firm foundations for us to achieve higher growth in the final years of our five year-plan," Trong said.
On the subject of land law, Trong stated that the evaluation and regulation of land must be responsibly managed by the State to ensure alignment with the practice of market economy. He asked the Party members to discuss in detail changes required to the 2003 Land Law so that a Party resolution can be agreed at the end of the conference outlining amendments and supplements to the law that will be adopted.
Highlighting the need for developing education and training with a view to making rapid progress in the fields of science and technology, Trong laid stress on the need to review the investment policy and financial mechanism the country has in place to produce more home-grown talent. "Talented people are the treasure of our nation," he said.
In their final meetings, the Party Central Committee will look to build and improve and criticise itself. Key personnel changes in the Party, Party Secretariat, Government and the Politburo will be discussed with a view to planning the changeover that the Party Central Committee will undertake for its next five year tenure from 2016-21. Each member of the committee will outline their requirements and criteria for personnel serving the Party in the future.
"Officials, particularly those responsible for strategy are the decisive factor on the success or failure of the revolution. They are closely linked to the destiny of the Party, the State and the regime. That's why the personnel work has been considered a pivotal factor in Party building," said Trong.
The conference is scheduled to close on October 15. — VNS