Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc requested stronger and more practical administrative reform from the grassroots to the central level during the June government meeting in Hà Nội on Monday.
He asked the Ministry of Planning and Investment to consider a plan on handing over more authority to subordinates in charge of investment projects to submit to him or the National Assembly for consideration.
The PM asked for the involvement of resources, especially in the form of public-private partnership, based on studying models of Quảng Ninh, Hà Nội and several localities for multiplication.
He underscored the need to lower lending rates as part of efforts to improve business climate so that Việt Nam would be named among top ASEAN countries in terms of business environment.
Ministries and agencies were asked to increase dialogues, deal with businesses and citizens’ complaints, prevent bureaucracy and speed up the progress of equitisation of State-owned enterprises.
The PM agreed with a proposal raised by President of the Việt Nam Fatherland Front on dealing with violations in the building of steel-coated vessels while stepping up the prevention of corruption and negative occurrences at ministries, agencies and localities.
Attention should be paid to agriculture, tourism, mechanical engineering and processing, and exports in combination with environmental protection, he stated, adding that ministries, agencies and localities need to stimulate trade in key economic and industrial zones and tourist areas to further contribute to economic growth.
Also at the event, Deputy Minister of Health Trương Quốc Cường said the ministry will convene a meeting with scientists to announce that sea in the central region has been marked safe.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Xuân Cường said the sector is very likely to fulfill this year’s target assigned by the Government, given that farm produce export has so far been more than 10 per cent higher than the same period last year.
To stimulate growth, Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ called for devising a plan on economic restructuring with shift to economic models to serve growth. — VNS