National Assembly (NA) deputies made a number of proposals regarding measures for socio-economic development at the 13th NA’s ninth session on June 8 under the chair of Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

Many agreed with the Government’s supplementary report on socio-economic development in 2014 and the implementation of socio-economic development tasks in the first months of 2015.

GDP growth saw obvious recovery in the first quarter, reaching 6.03 percent, the highest rate compared with the same period of the previous years, while inflation has been kept at a low level. Bilateral and multilateral diplomacy has been promoted, and the successful organisation of the 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly has contributed importantly to boosting parliamentary diplomacy and increasing Vietnam’s position and prestige in the international arena.

Deputy Huynh Nghia from central Da Nang city attributed the positive development to joint efforts of the Government, ministries, sectors, the business community and people and the supervision of the NA and all-level People’s Councils.

Central Nghe An province’s Phan Van Quy affirmed that the business community has made great contributions to the country’s development over the past years, however, it is not enough.

He suggested fostering administrative reform, building an investment environment with healthy competition, and designing mechanisms suitable for each business type, adding that it is important that the State should help enterprises access information about trade agreements and markets.

Meanwhile, Deputy Le Thi Yen from northern Phu Tho province urged further boosting comprehensive reform of market economy institutions, and bettering policies to develop support industries.

She also emphasised the need to continue with the restructuring of credit organisations with bad performance, and speed up bad debt settlement in order to bring the rate of bad debts to below 3 percent by the end of this year.

Regarding difficulties in agricultural production, Deputy Nguyen Cao Phuc of central Quang Ngai province proposed accelerating agricultural restructuring with the focus on production planning.

Deputy Tran Duong Tuan from the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre said that agricultural restructuring is not merely changing production modes, but it is more important to diversify products and increasing the quality of products to meet market demands.

Southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province’s Le Thi Cong stressed the importance of thorough study and better implementation of policies involving agriculture and rural development.

Several deputies suggested the Government carry out policies and measures to boost inter-regional connectivity so as to bring into full play each region’s advantages, and ensure the efficient utilisation of invested infrastructure facilities like highways and seaports.-VNA