Cabinet members told to soon perform development tasks for 2017 hinh anh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chairs the Government’s monthly meeting on November 28 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – All ministers have been requested to expeditiously begin carrying out socio-economic development tasks for 2017 which were set up at the recent second session of the 14th National Assembly (NA).

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc made the requirement while chairing the Government’s monthly meeting on November 28.

He said the resolution on socio-economic development plan for next year is among the NA’s resolutions that the Cabinet must implement as soon as possible in order to avoid a slowdown in production and business activities in Q1 like it was for many years.

Ministries must soon devise effective measures for dealing with some emerging socio-economic issues so that these problems won’t affect the execution of the development plan in the whole 2016 and in Q1 next year.

Regarding the recent VND/USD exchange rate fluctuation, PM Phuc said though it is not worrying, a close watch must be kept so as to timely deal with sudden changes. He asked ministries to thoroughly handle bad and public debt, poor-performing banks, and loss-making projects.

They also have to make precise forecast and assessment of international situation that impacts the country’s development, he added.

He also ordered ministers to hold to the promises they made while fielding NA deputies’ questions at the parliament’s second session.

As there are only two months left before the Lunar New Year, the Cabinet members should discuss preparations for Vietnam’s biggest festival for people nationwide, particularly those in remote and disaster-hit areas, the PM noted.

At the meeting, the Government members mulled over a draft law on measurement and map, a draft plan on special economic zones, and a draft resolution on the implementation of some benefits for professional soldiers, and defence workers and public servants.

They also listened to a report on the signing of a trade promotion and facilitation in the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Development Triangle Area.-VNA