Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the Government Office to uphold the solidarity spirit and accomplish all assigned tasks, thereby contributing to the country’s fulfillment of socio-economic targets in 2011.

PM Dung delivered the request during his visit to extend best wishes to the Office’s staff on February 8 – the sixth day of the Lunar New Year (Tet).

The PM praised the Office for its efforts to prepare a warm, healthy, safe and economical Tet festival for officials and employers.

He noted with pleasure that during this year’s Tet festival, security and social order have been maintained across the country, while crimes and traffic accidents have dropped remarkably compared with the previous year.

The same day, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung paid a Tet visit to the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) during which he applauded the bank’s huge contributions to the nation’s socio-economic development.

Hung said he hoped that BIDV would become a powerful financial and monetary group and set an example for other banks.

Since 2006, BIDV has doled out 544 billion VND to support social security programmes, focusing on building boarding schools, rural roads and houses for the poor, providing healthcare services and assisting people affected by natural disasters./.