Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh has asked the Steering Committee for the Southwest to prioritise controlling inflation, stabilising the macro economy and maintaining social security in the region.

Speaking at a meeting to review the committee’s work in the first six months in Can Tho city on July 19, Ninh, who is also head of the committee, further urged relevant authorities to effectively resolve ethnic issues in the region, ensure stable material and spiritual life for the locals as well as maintain political security, helping to prevent unexpected incidents.

Between now and the years-end, the committee will focus on coordinating with central and local agencies to submit to the Prime Minister a project on connectivity in the Mekong Delta, as well as specific mechanisms and policies to develop the region and Phu Quoc island.VNA