The National Steering Committee for Enterprise Reform and Development helped reshuffle 101 state-run businesses in 2013 and privatise six others in the first three months of this year.

The figure was released during the committee’s meeting on March 28 to review its operations in 2013 and the first three months of this year.

According to a report at the event, the committee helped speed up the submission and issuance of 24 legal documents on the re-organisation and restructuring of state-owned enterprises.

Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh, head of the committee, said in 2013 and the first three months of 2014, the committee recorded a strong performance.

It proactively coordinated with other agencies to help the government and the Prime Minister adopt proper policies on the re-organisation and reform of enterprises, he added.

He also asked ministries to reconsider a number of matters, including the salary management in joint stock companies using state capital, the accounting mechanism in state-owned firms, and the re-organisation of agro-forestry businesses to enhance their operational efficiency.

In the remaining nine months of this year, the committee will continue assisting ministries to submit proposals to the government and the Prime Minister on the issuance of policies, Deputy PM Ninh said.

He urged the Ministry of Information and Technology to promulgate organisational and operational regulations for the Vietnam Post and Telecommunication company, and the Ministry of Finance to review the financial management of major groups, including the Oil and Gas Group and the Vietnam Electricity.

He also directed the committee to inspect the restructuring of ministries, sectors and state-run economic groups and corporations.-VNA