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PM promotes ways to curb spending, waste

Update: November, 30/2012 - 10:00

HA NOI (VNS)— Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has urged all Government agencies, including State owned corporations, to embrace thriftiness and strive to reduce waste.

A recent instruction signed by the PM strongly emphasised the need for frugality and efficiency to stretch the State budget and ensure the nation has more funding for investment development, social security and other urgent tasks. He ordered leaders from all agencies to review and tighten their financial controls to make sure expenditures in their offices are fully compliant with financial regulations.

"It is strictly prohibited to allocate additional money from the State budget to buy cars, organise conferences/workshops or go on unnecessary trips inside or outside the country," Dung said.

He also asked ministries and offices to organise online year end meetings and conferences to formulate socio-economic development plans for 2013.

All ministries and other Government agencies must make quarterly reports on the implementation of their action plans for practising thrift and combating waste to the Ministry of Finance, 10 days before the end of the quarter. — VNS

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