Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addresses the working session (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi should be a pioneer in the fight against crime, smuggled and counterfeit products, suggested Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

At a working session with representatives from the municipal Party Committee and People’s Committee on January 9, Phuc said that as the capital and centre of the country, Hanoi has to excellently perform all tasks, especially those relating to security order, traffic safety and planning and construction, towards becoming a smart city.

To that end, Hanoi needs to renovate itself with high resolve and its administrative reform must be the best in the country, he stated.

The prevention of smuggling and the combat against criminals should be implemented regularly and drastically, he said, asking for harmonious coordination between departments and sectors.

The Deputy PM also urged Hanoi to prepare sufficient high-quality products for the market as a means to prevent counterfeit goods, especially during the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

The city should also pay more attention to the material and spiritual lives of officers in charge of fighting smuggling, trade fraud and fake commodities, he added.
Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung said that Hanoi will spend 400 billion VND (17.8 million USD) buying goods for poor people in remote areas, while ensuring sufficient goods supplies during Tet and encouraging business households to sign a commitment to saying no to smuggled and counterfeit products.

According to the committee’s Deputy Chairman Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, from the beginning of 2015, Hanoi has conducted more than 41,000 inspections of goods, with 24,000 cases handled. It has also started legal proceedings against 83 cases involving 114 people and collected over 5.5 trillion VND (247.5 million USD) in fines.-VNA