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Prime minister chairs first meeting of new Government

Update: April, 13/2016 - 10:33
At the meeting, the PM told new Cabinet members that the hope for new achievements is a great responsibility entrusted to them by the Party, State and people. — Photo VNA

HÀ NỘI  Viet Nam News -— Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc vowed to facilitate entrepreneurship, safeguard national sovereignty, and fight corruption and waste as he chaired the first meeting of the freshly-elected government right after the closing of the 13th National Assembly’s 11th session in Hà Nội yesterday.

At the meeting, the PM told new Cabinet members that the hope for new achievements is a great responsibility entrusted to them by the Party, State and people.

He also admitted that the new Government was facing challenges that need to be tackled, including the severe drought and saltwater intrusion in the Central Highlands and Mekong Delta, business closures and limited revenue for the State budget.

Public concern over traffic and food safety also needed to be addressed.

Considering the meeting was held three and a half months ahead of elections for the 14th National Assembly and People’s Councils for 2016-2021, he asked the Government to remain united and pool all possible resources for national development by driving back bureaucracy and settling issues of public concern. In the lead-up to the Government’s April meeting, the leader requested thorough preparations for its agenda.

Accordingly, the Government will chair a meeting in HCM City with local businesses to seek ways to overcome difficulties. It will also host conferences on food hygiene and safety, and disaster recovery, he said.

Relevant ministries and agencies were asked to refine a resolution on improving the business climate, bettering ODA disbursement, managing public investment, and ensuring the safety of credit institutions while preparing the 2016-2021 agenda.

Concluding the meeting, the PM also expressed hope that Cabinet members would do their best to fulfill tasks assigned by the Party, State and people. — VNS

 

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