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Investment in institutional improvement is investment for sustainable development: PM

Update: September, 17/2021 - 06:00

 

PM Phạm Minh Chính chaired a national online meeting on institutional building and improvement on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Giang

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính on Thursday asked ministries, agencies and localities to pay more attention and spend more resources to build and improve institutions, saying that “investment in institutional improvement is investment in sustainable development.”

“Legislation building and institutional improvement are for the sake of the nation and people. This important work must go in line with the fight against corruption and interest groups,” he said. 

PM Chính chaired a national online meeting on institutional building and improvement yesterday, emphasising that the work was among strategic breakthroughs he planned to make during his term.

He asked for recommendations to solve pending problems relating to institutions, particularly those related to the socialist-oriented market economy and international integration.

Not only naming the problems, but the recommendations should also include specific responsibilities of individuals, agencies and organisations in addressing relevant issues.

At the meeting, Chính highlighted detailed requirements and tasks relating to institution building.

First, heads of ministries/agencies and chairpersons of provinces/cities People’s Committees directly command, oversee, examine the institution-building activities.

Second, institutional improvement policies and directions of the Communist Party of Việt Nam must be specified in detailed legal regulations.

Third, measures are sought to make institutions become a momentum and leverage for social development in which human resources, natural resources and cultural values are promoted to the fullest.

Fourth, shortcomings of the current legal framework and institution shall be detected and amended properly so that people and enterprises must be at the centre of all policies and legislation. Law enforcement must be supervised closely.

Finally, decentralisation must be strengthened and go along with effective supervising tools/measures, improved accountabilities and administrative procedure simplification.

Minister, Chairman of the Government Office Trần Văn Sơn said that it was necessary to have detailed regulations on the coordination among agencies in legislation building as well as sanctions for individuals, especially heads of the agencies which failed to complete their assigned tasks.

Sơn said that agencies that are assigned to compile legal documents are responsible for the content of the proposed draft of the legal documents. 

They should minimise controversial content before submitting the draft to Government and Prime Minister, Sơn said, adding that law compiling agencies should actively discuss with others and seek agreement on the controversial issues. — VNS

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