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PM: Breakthrough institutions needed for special administrative-economic units

Update: April, 19/2018 - 09:00
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc speaks at a conference in Hà Nội yesterday to review the progress of building the draft Law on Special Administrative-Economic Units. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất

HÀ NỘI — Institutions and legal regulations for special administrative-economic zones in Quảng Ninh, Khánh Hòa and Kiên Giang provinces must be different from other cities and provinces to attract investment, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has said. 

Phúc made the statement at a conference in Hà Nội yesterday to review the progress of building the draft Law on Special Administrative-Economic Units and projects on the establishment of the units, which will be submitted to the National Assembly at the upcoming fifth session. 

The PM stated that the law must be built in line with regulations of the Constitution but it should have features to increase competitiveness and attract investments. 

The administration apparatus at these units must be streamlined and effective, ensuring the balance of interests between the State, citizens and enterprises, he said. 

Issues relating to the apparatus and policies must be globally competitive and guarantee national security, he added. 

The PM urged the Ministry of Planning and Investment to hasten the building of the draft law and relevant projects for submission to the National Assembly. 

He said that it is necessary to push ahead with reforms in building institutions and policies for development to create better conditions for enterprises and citizens. 

The special administrative-economic units are not only of the three provinces but also of the whole nation, Phúc said, adding that it is important to build a unique institution to boost their development and contribute to the country’s growth.

The building of the draft law and projects must also receive high public consensus, he noted. 

The Government leader emphasised the decentralisation of management and clear definition of functions, tasks and power of relevant agencies, including the army, public security, court, procuracy, foreign affairs, taxation and customs, in building the units’ apparatus. 

Regarding mechanisms and policies for these units, Phúc stressed the need to build mechanisms to draw investors. 

The PM asked the three provinces to improve the management of land, forests and environment and ensure social order and safety. 

He also requested the development of human resources involving management personnel and workers for priority industries in the special units. — VNS

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