Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the conference (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hailed efforts made by ministries, sectors and localities to ensure a safe and warm Tet (Lunar New Year) festival at a conference in Hanoi on February 15.

According to reports from ministries and sectors, during the nine-day holiday, social order and security were ensured. No cases of food poisoning were recorded.

Prices of commodities were stable, while many cases of smuggling and counterfeit goods were uncovered.

Localities paid attention to policy beneficiaries by visiting and giving them Tet gifts.

For major tasks after Tet, the Deputy PM asked ministries, sectors and localities to outline specific action plans to strive for a growth rate of 6.5 percent in 2016.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development was asked to carry out measures to boost agricultural and forest production, and prevent drought in the central region, salt intrusion in the South and severe cold in the North.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism was urged to manage festivals to ensure thrift, safety and efficiency.

Meanwhile, the National Committee for Traffic Safety and the Transport Ministry were required to strictly punish traffic violation cases.-VNA