Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has ordered contractors, investors and consultancy providers to ensure the deadline for the completion of the National Assembly building as well as absolute safety and top quality of the project.

Inspecting the progress of the project in Hanoi on May 24, the government leader also stressed the special and important political significance of the building, adding only a short time is left from now to the hand-over of the construction slated for the first half of October this year.

He was told that there are a number of problems to be settled for the project, including those on archaeology and test-run of imported mechanical and electrical systems which will take much time to fix if any failure occurs.

It was reported to him that the project is proceeding basically as scheduled.

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai instructed contractors to work out back-up plans for packages facing the possibility of delay.

Meanwhile, Construction Minister Trinh Dinh Dung asked relevant companies to import equipment as planned and test the machines as soon as they are available.-VNA