Ho Chi Minh City should focus on ensuring stable production and remove difficulties for businesses, including foreign ones, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh has said.

At a working session with the municipal leaders on May 27, Ninh asked the city to anticipate emerging issues that can affect production activities in the future.

Mentioning some law breakers’ actions that adversely affected foreign businesses earlier this month following looting and arson attacks, the Deputy PM praised the city for its quick and positive response, which limited the extremist acts and the negative impact on enterprises, especially foreign ones.

In the time to come, the city should continue to ensure security and prevent similar acts from recurring, he said, adding that it needs to review relations between employers and employees, and increase education campaigns to raise workers’ awareness.

Deputy PM Ninh also spoke highly of the municipal authorities’ efforts in directing the implementation of socio-economic development tasks in the first months of the year.

He urged the city to continue stabilising the macro economy, settling bad debts and restructuring credit organisations while applying measures to ensure budget collection and speed up the restructuring of State-owned enterprises.

According to a report from the municipal People’s Committee, disturbances at the city’s industrial parks caused damage of about 3.9 billion VND (185,700 USD) for local businesses.

Right after the incident, the city focused all resources to deal with the problems and by May 17, businesses had resumed their operations.-VNA