Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has set up a national advisory committee on financial and monetary policy that will include high-ranking Government officials and prominent economists.

Meeting once per quarter, it will consult with the Prime Minister on economic policy directions and will also evaluate the effectiveness of existing financial and monetary policies.

The committee will be headed by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh. State Bank of Vietnam Governor Nguyen Van Binh will serve as permanent vice chairman and Vu Viet Ngoan, chairman of the National Financial Supervision Committee, will serve as vice chairman. The committee's 22 other members will include ministers, deputy ministers and heads of related Government agencies. /.