Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Nguyen Van Nen hosted a post-government regular meeting press conference in Hanoi on July 31 in the presence of ministry and sector officials.

When asked about the fighting in Libya and measures to protect the Vietnamese working there, Minister Nen confirmed that the Prime Minister and the Government gave special attention to the issue.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has assigned the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to work closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to watch over the situation and get ready to evacuate the workers and ensure their absolute safety, Minister Nen said.

Regarding the organisations and individuals relating to the repeated breakdown of the water pipelines linking with the Da river, Nen affirmed the Government has directed relevant agencies, including the Ministry of Construction and the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee, to quickly fix the problem.

Meanwhile, Vice Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam Nguyen Dong Tien cleared queries concerning the Police Investigation Police’s detention of several executives of the Ho Chi Minh City-based realty Thien Thanh Group with one of them being the ex-leader of the Vietnam Construction Bank. Police has commenced legal proceedings against the case.

Tien said the central bank has adopted support measures, including a plan to ensure the bank’s operation cannot be affected.

People should believe in the measures taken by the Government and the State Bank, Tien said.-VNA