PM asks for detailed plans to achieve set targets

15:01 | 05/05/2017 Economy- Society

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has directed that each ministry and locality must devise a detailed plan to fulfill set targets, in which responsibilities of individuals and units must be specified.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (Source: VNA)

The PM made the request during the monthly government meeting in Hanoi on May 4 which discussed the socio-economic performance in April and the first four months of this year as well as specific measures to ensure that economic growth targets for the remaining quarters and the whole year are met.

The government is resolved to achieve the economic growth of 6.7 percent this year and sees that it is achievable, he said.

He hailed the progress in tourism, foreign direct investment attraction, public investment disbursement, manufacturing and exports in April and the past four months.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade was asked to review key commodities, especially oil and gas production which should be increased by 1-1.5 million tonnes while coal mining amounts to 2 million tonnes and the manufacturing and processing industry grows at least 13 percent. Sufficient energy supply must be ensured and 12 loss-making projects be dealt with soon.

He noted that the ministry needs to closely track hygiene of farm produce and actively partner with the Ministry of Public Security to strictly punish multi-level marketing violations.

The leader required the construction sector to develop a healthy real estate market with a focus on accommodation for workers and social housing, and the tourism sector to grow 30 percent from last year and serve 15 million foreigners this year.

The PM said the agricultural sector should ensure its growth of over 3 percent and strive to earn at least 33 billion USD from exports this year.

Ministries, agencies and localities must accelerate the equitisation of State-owned enterprises, curb the consumption price index below 4 percent, and allocate capital to prioritized fields, including agriculture, small- and medium-sized enterprises, exports, especially disbursing the 100-trillion-VND package designed for high-tech agricultural firms.

Speeding up the economic restructuring in combination with renewing growth model in a practical and effective manner is important to implementing the resolutions set by the National Party Congress and the National Assembly, he said.

On social safety and order, he called for attention to dealing with hotspots, especially in the land issue to ensure legitimate interests of the people, and illegal sand exploitation and deforestation.

The leader asked for continued work to ensure street pavement order and prevent traffic congestions in major urban areas, including Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Speaking at the event, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan suggested the government increase State capital disbursement, hasten SOEs equitisation and improve the business climate.

He urged for overseeing national products, especially those with 1 billion USD-plus export value, as well as key transport works.

Closing the session, the PM assigned the Deputy PMs and Cabinet members to make reports to submit to the legislature, especially those regarding the building of law.

Theo VNA