PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the ​meeting (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The completion of institutions, not socio-economic issues as usual, was the first issue to be discussed at the Cabinet’s regular meeting which was opened in Hanoi on June 1.

In his introductory remarks, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc emphasised the settlement of institutional and legal bottlenecks as the main task set by the new Government.

The leader blamed red tape in administrative procedures as one of the root causes of the country’s sluggishness, and admitted the failure to create optimal conditions for development.

He, therefore, stressed the need for the Cabinet members to focus on institution building in order to seek solutions to the existing problems, especially during the effectuation of the Law on Enterprises and the Investment Law, while they are mulling over specific draft laws and ordinances.

Minister and head of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung reported that by May 31, the Government had issued only 14 documents guiding the implementation of laws, a far cry from the set target of 51. Additionally, 91 circulars and 13 joint circulars have yet to be issued as scheduled.

Out of 49 decrees needed to instruct the actualisation of the amended Law on Enterprises and the Investment Law (revised), only 35 were submitted to the Government, he pointed out.

In this regard, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc requested ministries which have been behind in submitting the documents to account for their delay.

Without the decrees, it would be hard to bring laws into life, especially in the context that a string of laws will take effect from July 1, the Government leader noted.

Heads of ministries and agencies must bear responsibility for the slow issuance and completion of legal documents, he said, affirming the Government’s resolve to get the work done before July 1.

Mentioning law building, the PM underscored the need to ensure both quality and quantity of the legal documents, and assigned the Minister of Justice, and the Minister and head of the Government Office to preside over an inter-sectional working session on this matter.

He also asked ministries to seriously realise Resolution 19 on investment climate improvement and Resolution 35 on business development, in a bid to simplify business and investment requirements and scrap licenses that are no longer reasonable.

The Cabinet’s May meeting takes place on June 1-2.-VNA