Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the NA Standing Committee's session (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The government and Prime Minister’s working report for the 2011-2016 tenure received strong approval from the National Assembly’s Standing Committee during its ongoing 45 th session in Hanoi on February 24.

The committee’s members hailed the government and PM for their endeavours to develop the socio-economic and cultural scenes, control inflation, stabilise the macro-economy, ensure peoples social welfare, national defence-security, improve competitiveness and international economic integration.

According to the report, 17 out of 26 targets set in the 2011-2015 plan were achieved.

The PM has directed a flexible monetary policy that cut interest rates and offered affordable and quality credit to the economy in tandem with dealing with bad debts.

Drastic and synchronous actions were taken under a comprehensive scheme on economic restructuring in combination with renewing growth models and restructuring of sectors.

Thanks to the National Target Programme on New Rural Construction, rural dwellers are enjoying better material and spiritual lives.

The government led by the Prime Minister has abided seriously by the Party leadership, the NA’s resolutions, legal regulations and the democratic centralism principle.

In administrative reform, 4,471 out of 4,723 procedures, or 94.7 percent, have been simplified since 2011.

The NA Law Committee hailed the government for its dedicated efforts against corruption and wastefulness, especially in sensitive areas such as taxation and State budget. However, the report has yet to bring to light the extent of the problem, the causes and responsibility of those concerned, leading to below-expectation results.

Wastefulness remains in many fields, including the construction of offices and monuments, and the procurement and use of public assets.

The report pointed out several shortcomings in exercising the government’s function, including the slow progress of building bills and ordinances, limited analytic and forecasting capacity, asynchronous combination of monetary, fiscal, trade and investment policies.

Several opinions suggested adding contents regarding the implementation of major schemes to improve the efficiency of the government, reshuffle ministries and ministry-level units.

Chairman of the NA Council of Ethnic Affairs Ksor Phuoc urged that the report should include problems inherited from previous tenures and solutions to dealing with them, and the outcomes of settling issues raised at the NA’s question-and-answer sessions.-VNA