The complete equitisation of 432 State-owned enterprises (SOEs) will be the core task of the Steering Committee for Business Innovation and Development in 2015, announced Committee Head and Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh during the release of the group’s main tasks for 2015.

This year, the committee will continue consulting with the Government to improve policies on arranging, innovating and restructuring and supervising State firms.

In the first quarter, the group will focus on inspecting and determining the enterprises to be equitised and in the third quarter it will design a master plan on restructuring SOEs from 2016-2020 to be submitted to the Prime Minister.

Accelerating the completion of a master plan on the rearrangement of agricultural and forestry companies by the second quarter of this year will also receive major attention.

The restructuring of the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group (Vinashin) will be the focus of the committee this year.

It will also intensify information dissemination to create consensus among sectors, enterprises and people in restructuring SOEs.-VNA