Gov’t programme on thrift practice, wastefulness prevention hinh anh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has promulgated a government overall programme on practicing thrift and preventing wastefulness in 2017.

The programme will be implemented in all spheres in line with the Law on Thrift Practice and Wastefulness Prevention.

Accordingly, the Government will tighten financial-state budget disciplines; ensure economical and effective spending of State budget in conformity with estimates approved by the National Assembly; and practise thrift right from the stages of making, allocating, and delivering State budget estimates for ministries, agencies and units.

Ministries, agencies and units must thoroughly save regular expenses to create financial sources for salary reform, while reducing unnecessary meetings and large-scale festivals using the State budget, and striving to save at least 12 percent of expenditures for such activities.

Ministries, agencies and units are requested to eliminate ground-breaking and inaugural ceremonies for basic construction projects, excluding national important and group A projects and those have significance in terms of economics, politics, culture and society.

Regarding the management and use of land, working offices, public buildings and properties, the PM ordered restrictions on the purchase of cars (except for special purpose vehicles), and expensive equipment.

The PM also requested amendments to the Government’s Decision No. 32/2015/QD-TTg on the management and use of cars in state agencies, public non-productive units and State-owned single-member limited liability companies, towards providing a certain monthly sum for those entitled to use public cars to cover their travelling costs.

According to the programme, in 2017, ministries, agencies and units must continue implementing strictly the Government’s regulations on reducing the number of public servants by 1.5 – 2 percent as assigned in 2015.-VNA