|Most deputies agreed with the Government's report on the implementation of socio-economic development plans in 2012 and during the first four months this year.—Illustrative image/Photo hanoimoi
HA NOI (VNS)— National Assembly deputies reviewed the country's socio-economic development plans and the 2012 State budget while also reviewing socio-economic development during the first months of 2013.
Working in groups, deputies reviewed the results of economic development in 2012 by focusing on efforts to ensure social welfare policies, control inflation, stabilise the macro economy and maintain economic growth at a reasonable rate.
Most deputies agreed with the Government's report on the implementation of socio-economic development plans in 2012 and during the first four months this year.
Deputy Nguyen Viet Sinh from northern Hai Phong City said the world economy continued to face a series of difficulties, which had a great impact on the country's economic development. Under the Party's leadership and with the Government's drastic measures, the nation had gained certain achievements, Sinh said.
Many deputies also spoke highly of the Government's implementation of the National Assembly's resolution on the country's economic development and the State budget for 2013.
Deputy Bui Thi An from Ha Noi said the Government and relevant ministries had responded to and dealt with pressing concerns raised by the public while meeting the NA's requirements in this area.
Deputy Dinh Xuan Thao from Ha Noi said there was still concern over discrepancies between statistics in the Government's report and National Assembly's Economic Committee's appraisal report.
Deputy Bui Thi An supported Thao's comments, noting that several statistics remained inconsistent and required further study.
Many deputies said that in the time to come, the Government needed to continue consistently strengthening macro-economic stability, curbing inflation and obtaining higher economic growth while focusing on solving bad debt and expanding markets as well as increasing purchasing power.
Regarding social security and social welfare, deputies said the Government should pay more attention to natural disasters and environmental pollution while enhancing administrative reforms and strengthening the fight against corruption and waste.
Deputy Pham Huy Hung from Ha Noi said the country's economic restructuring plan should clearly identify specific goals and lay out a more detailed road map. Hung said the Government needed to ease difficulties for businesses and revive the real estate sector.
Many deputies said they highly appreciated the Government's management of the gold market, which has improved under the new regime and helped to stabilise the exchange rate and macro economy.
They also hailed the Government's timely policies to remove difficulties for enterprises. Deputy Phan Van Quy from central Nghe An Province said that the restructuring of commercial banks was an issue that had to be kept in mind. He noted that there was no quick fix for this difficult issue, and a solution required the study of experiences from other countries.
Most deputies suggested the Government pay more attention to development of the marine economy. Deputy Nguyen Duc Hien from central Nghe An Province said investment in the marine economy still failed to meet expectations.
The Government should further study development of the marine economy to ensure the sovereignty of the country, said Hien.
Deputy Dinh Xuan Thao said science and technology should be considered as the country's most important sector requiring further investment, and several deputies said the Government needed to develop the science and technology sector and enhance management of quality measurement and intellectual property. — VNS