PM requests active preparation for key socio-economic tasks in 2018
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PM requests active preparation for key socio-economic tasks in 2018 (23/01/2018)
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc underlined the importance of building a resolution on key socio-economic tasks and plans in 2018 at a cabinet meeting in Hà Nội on Friday.
The PM requested ministries, departments and localities to follow objectives outlined by the 12th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV), the conclusion of CPV General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng and the National Assembly’s Resolution on socio-economic development in 2018.
 
He asked cabinet members to consider solutions to prevent corruption and wastefulness along with issues relating to culture, security and national defence. He also expressed concern over the unsynchronised political system and called for positive changes at the grassroots level.
 
During the meeting, PM Phúc urged cabinet members to uphold their promises to the National Assembly and voters and implement the NA’s resolutions.
 
He warned that ministries, sectors and localities should not feel satisfied with positive socio-economic achievements in the period from January to November and must continue better implementing their tasks, such as addressing the consequences of floods and storms and disbursing public funds.
 
He stressed the need to intensify the fight against corruption, wastefulness and wrongdoing; focus more on social and cultural development; promote social equality and improve people’s living conditions; protect the environment and adapt to climate change; strengthen national defence and security and enhance the effectiveness of external affairs and international integration.
 
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently assigned a number of socio-economic development targets to the ministries of Planning and Investment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Industry and Trade, Public Health, and Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
 
The Ministry of Planning and Investment was assigned to achieve gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 6.7% and a consumer price index of nearly 4%. Total social development capital must account for 33-34% of GDP while 88% of industrial and processing zones must have concentrated wastewater treatment systems.
 
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development was asked to achieve nearly 41.6% forest coverage. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Industry and Trade must record an 8-10% export increase.
 
For the Health Ministry, there should be 26 beds (exclusive of those in communal medical stations) per 10,000 people and 88.5% of the population in the health insurance scheme.
 
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs was assigned to reduce multi-dimensional poverty by 1-1.5% and the rate of poor households in poor districts by 4%. It was also told to maintain the rate of unemployment in urban areas below 4% and push the rate of skilled workforce to 58-60%.
 
The PM authorised the Minister of Planning and Investment (MoPI) to assign socio-economic development targets regarding information and communications, education-training to ministries, ministry-level and government agencies, as well as business targets for State-owned groups and corporations.
 

Translator: Nhat Ha

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