Chairman of the National Assembly’s Economic Committee Vu Hong Thanh (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– Measures to improve human resources and the capacity of crime prevention and control, as well as to perfect the legal system were put on table at the ongoing eighth session of the 12th Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee on October 3.

Concurring with reports by the Government’s Party Committee on socio-economic and budget performance in 2018 and their plans for next year, Chairman of the National Assembly’s Economic Committee Vu Hong Thanh said that various set targets have been achieved thanks to the instructions of the Party Central Committee and the Government; the supervision of the legislature; and the engagement of the entire political system, business community, and public.

However, Thanh expressed his concern over the growth rate of labour productivity in 2018 as it was lower than that of 2017.

According to him, the increase in labour productivity is caused by the shifting of the economic structure from agriculture to industry and services.

In Vietnam, it relies much on the shifting of the economic structure from agriculture to services, which means that the labour market has yet to develop synchronously, he noted.

The lack of skilled labourers is also a big challenge for Vietnam during the international integration process, he added.

Sharing the same view, Secretary of Quang Tri province’s Party Committee Nguyen Van Hung proposed the Government restart the Vietnam cultural and human development strategy.

Regarding the fight against illegal activities, Acting President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh noted that this year, the criminal situation has developed in complexity, with the appearance of new kinds of crimes, often using high technology.

She asked for extra efforts to be mobilised to channel focus on drug-related crimes, emphasising the need to reduce the demand for and supply of illegal drugs, and subsequently drug-related criminals in 2019 and the years to follow.

In the plenary session, many delegates proposed continuing to complete laws and regulations on land, investment, and disbursement procedures.

Secretary of Nghe An province’s Party Committee Nguyen Dac Vinh stated that over the past time, administrative procedures for people have been improved significantly; however, those involved in the projects of enterprises remain limited.

Therefore, Vinh stressed the importance of continuing to reform administrative procedures to avoid overlapping.

Meanwhile, Secretary of Ha Tinh province’s Party Committee Le Dinh Son expressed his agreement with the tasks and measures at hand, especially in maintaining efforts to stabilise the macro-economy and curb inflation, mentioned in the reports by the Government’s Party Committee on socio-economic and budget performance in 2018 and plans for next year.

He suggested promulgating some decrees to institutionalise the Party’s resolutions and the Politburo’s conclusions.

In this October 3 session, 14 delegates contributed their ideas, focusing on analysing the country’s situation, defining the main targets and tasks, and proposing measures to the ensure targets and tasks of 2019 and the following years will be fulfilled. –VNA