Measures to improve the quality of Vietnam ’s economic growth were discussed at a seminar held in Hanoi on Feb. 24.

The seminar, co-hosted by the National Assembly’s Economic Committee, the National University of Economics and Japan ’s National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), was attended by NA Vice Chairman Nguyen Duc Kien and 250 prestigious scientists, policymakers and managers.

The participants focused discussions on analysing the reality of the Vietnamese economy in the 2001-2010 period as well as forecasting on the world’s politic, economic and financial situation in the new period, thus giving specific recommendations to address basic issues that are obstacles for the country’s economic growth.

They said that besides achievements, the Vietnamese economy is facing a series of macro instabilities such as current and payment balance deficits, inflation pressure, high budget deficit and public debts, poor economic growth quality and low competitiveness.

The seminar heard many scientific and practical arguments that are necessary for the selection of suitable economic growth models for Vietnam’s situation and the trend of the era, ensuring a rapid, balanced, harmonious and sustainaible growth for the country in the coming periods./.