Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc works with the Ministry of National Defence on the management and use of the land for national defence purposes in the economic production and building in association with military missions. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on Thursday had a working session with the Ministry of National Defence on the management and use of the land for national defence purposes in economic production and building in association with military missions.
He was joined by General Ngô Xuân Lịch, Politburo member, Deputy Secretary of the Central Military Commission and Minister of National Defence.
Reports presented at the session highlighted that the joining in economic production and building by the military is a correct and consistent policy of the Party and State. The work has made important contributions to the formation of a firm economic-defence posture, meeting the requirements for the safeguarding of the country.
The utilisation of defence-purposed land for certain terms in economic production and building activities has ensured the principle of closely combining socio-economic development with national defence, as it both ensures the long-term reserve of land in service of national defence and brings about economic benefits, the reports affirmed.
Military-run enterprises have created jobs for labourers, thus helping ensure social security, poverty eradication and stability in far-flung areas and in key and strategic locations.
The session further heard that over recent years, the defence ministry has actively instructed the restructuring of military-run enterprises with a view to strongly reducing the number of enterprises with 100 per cent State capital while focusing in the fields providing direct services to national defence and security.
Participants were also told that on the basis of the Land Law and Government’s regulations, the Central Military Commission of the 2016-21 tenure has issued many documents relating to the work, and the Ministry of National Defence ordered inspection of and supervision over the use and management of defence-purposed land while violations have been properly dealt with.
Concluding the session, PM Phúc hailed the efforts and determination by the commission and the ministry in the work.
As for the tasks in the future, the Government leader asked the commission and the ministry to absorb ideas contributed and perfect documents to submit to relevant authorities for consideration and decision.
The documents should say that enterprises will be allowed to use defence-purposed land for economic production and building, and contracts that have expired or proved poorly-effective must be resolutely terminated while effective and suitable ones allowed to run to the end of their terms. The ministry should exercise a close management of the work, maintain stability of the military and prevent hostile forces from taking advantage of the work for sabotage activities.
Phúc expressed his hope that the ministry will lead and set an example in the equitisation, divestment and handing over the land used by enterprises engaged purely in construction, trade and services and those related to military and defence missions at a low level back to localities. Basic and long-term policies and solutions should be worked out for close management and bringing into the fullest play the efficiency of the defence-purposed land for both national defence and development. — VNS