Thu. Jun 13th, 2024

The 2015 socio-economic goals are feasible based on the past
seven-month performance and provided efforts continue to be made, Prime
Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the remarks at the monthly Government’s
meeting in Hanoi on July 31.

Reports at the
meeting said positive developments have been seen in most fields, with a
more stable macro-economy, controlled inflation and growth buoyed by
manufacturing and processing, coupled with improved total demand and
purchasing power in both the domestic and export markets.

In his speech, the PM demanded continuing synchronous and effective
measures set from the onset of this year. Each sector must choose their
own core and breakthrough stages to achieve as many goals as possible,
especially those related to growth, he said.

He
agreed to the tasks set forth by the Ministry of Planning and Investment
in its January-July socio-economic report, including pushing forward
with improving business climate and national competitiveness, flexibly
adjusting interest and foreign exchanges rates, closely monitoring
prices and market movements, effectuating fiscal policies, boosting
exports and controlling trade deficit, and ensuring social welfares for
citizens.

On the National Target Programmes, the
leader asked relevant agencies to acquire feedback on a report reviewing
the programmes, especially those on new rural area construction and
sustainable poverty reduction.

He and government
members also voiced their firm determination to push e-government model
forward and agreed to issue a resolution and specific plans and
directives on this respect.

Agencies concerned were
told to provide the United Nations bodies with correct data regarding
indicators assessing Vietnam’s e-government model.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat told the
meeting that his ministry is taking drastic actions to restructure
agriculture sector, which is facing difficulties due to natural
disasters and dropping farm produce prices.

Participants proposed giving priorities to production and trading, trade
promotion at home and abroad, adoption of technological advances in
manufacturing, strengthening connectivity in production, processing and
consumption, and capitalising on opportunities brought about by free
trade agreements.

The meeting also discussed a
report on piloting price stabilisation for container handling services
at Cai Mep-Thi Vai deep-water seaport in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, and draft
revised laws on child protection, care and education, and
pharmaceuticals.

Also high on the agenda were
support to the poor and the underprivileged in remote and disaster-prone
areas, improvement of health care services, control of epidemic
diseases, and food hygiene.-VNA

By vivian