Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the meeting (Source: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has required the Government to renew management work and address the shortcomings that have been revealed by the National Assembly and the people.

The PM made the request at the monthly government meeting that opened in Hanoi on December 3. The focuses of the meeting are the socio-economic development in the January-November period and the government’s draft resolution on key tasks and measures for 2019 (Resolution 01/CP).

“Resolution 01/CP must be imbued with the spirit of reform,” PM Phuc said. He urged government members to offer their opinions on this important document.

He also called attention to several urgent issues related to people’s petitions and complaints. In connection with the work, the PM announced a decision to establish a special working group led by Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh to deal with issues of public concern.

About preparations for the upcoming Lunar New Year festival, which is nearly two months away, PM Phuc instructed ensuring sufficient power supply and intensifying prevention of African swine fever, and cracking down on loan sharks.

According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the macroeconomic situation remained stable since the beginning of the year. The consumer price index in November fell by 0.29 percent, the lowest in nine months. Trade surplus hit 6.8 billion USD while there were over 121,000 newly-established firms with a total registered capital of 3.4 quadrillion VND (146.2 billion USD) during the 11-month period while nearly 32,000 enterprises resumed their operations. More than 14 million foreign tourists arrived in Vietnam in the past 11 months, up 21.3 percent.

Cabinet members also gave their opinions on the allocation of capital allocation for the construction of the north-south highway, and the inspection outcomes of the PM’s working group in November, among other issues.-VNA