09:12 | 29/12/2015 Society
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has urged ministries, sectors and localities to do their best in order to fulfil socio-economic targets set for 2016.
The meeting between the central government and representatives from 63 cities and provinces
Chairing a teleconference between the government and representatives from 63 localities nationwide in Hanoi December 28, PM Dung stressed the need to thoroughly analyse the 2015 socio-economic performance results as foundations for figuring out appropriate measures to realise the 2016 socio-economic objectives, which will be set by the upcoming National Party Congress and the National Assembly.
Reports presented at the meeting showed strong efforts of the whole political system to realise the 2015 socio-economic objectives.
Accordingly, the economy continued recovering, with a yearly GDP growth rate of 6.68% – a record figure in the last eight years.
The macro economy was stable with low inflation rate, up only 2.05% compared to 2014. Total government revenue was estimated to reach VND884.7 trillion (US$40 billion), exceeding the yearly forecast while total spending was over VND1,060 trillion or 92.8% of the estimates.
All economic sectors recorded stable development, while social and political security was ensured.
PM Dung said solutions for 2016 should be built on the basis of the actual socio-economic development and must be implemented promptly and comprehensively.
The minister urged localities to increase investment in agriculture, focusing on improving infrastructure and ensuring food security, which are also priorities of the sector in 2016./.