December’s work needs to provide springboard for 2019: PM
Updated : Tuesday, December 04, 2018 11:50 AM (GMT+0700)

Work to be done inDecember needs to ensure socio-economic goals set for 2018 are accomplished orexceeded to create a springboard for the implementation of 2019 plan, saidPrime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the Government's monthly meeting - Photo: VNA

At the Government’s regular monthly meeting for November heldin Hanoi on December 3, the Government leader said over the past 11 months,ministries and sectors proactively took prompt and proper countermeasuresagainst complicated global economy effects.

Production and business performance has been faring well andbusinesses have had stronger confidence in the country, creating favourableconditions for the future socio-economic development, he said.

Localities, ministries and sectors, however, should notbecome neglectful, he said, adding that they need to drastically implement setmeasures and solutions during which office heads need to heighten theirresponsibility, administrative disciplines enhanced, administrative reform spedup, and existing problems addressed.

“Localities, ministries and sectors have to work topersistently safeguard the country’s strategic interests”, the leader said.

He noted that all innovative ideas and technologyapplications that bring wealth for the country and people are welcomed andencouraged, saying this issue should be a focus of works to be done in not onlyDecember, 2018, but also in the whole 2019.

The work required to be implemented in December included therefining of a draft of Resolution 01 of the Government (Resolution 01/CP),which, the PM said, needs to reflect “a high determination and a revolutionaryspirit of the Government” in accomplishing tasks and plans outlined for 2019.

“The lowest GDP growth rate should be 6.8 percent,” herequested, asking those involved in compiling Resolution 01/CP to havesolutions to unlocking bottlenecks in socio-economic development whileachieving a higher growth rate than that of 2018 with secured macroeconomicstability and growth quality.

“What people want from us is the quality of growth and thehandling of social problems”, the leader said, asking ministries and sectors to“think out of the box” and step up technology application in all aspects oflife.

The leader asked ministries and sectors to focus on providingsufficient amount of commodities for people in the upcoming Lunar New Yearfestival 2019, especially gifts and financial assistance for those who renderedservices to the nation. He mentioned to the tasks of ensuring traffic safetyand fighting crimes, trade frauds and smuggling.

He pointed to the need to ensure supply and demand of themarket and credit capital to meet the national economy’s needs in the lastmonth of the year, reiterating the request to stringently tackle “loan sharks”.

He also repeated the functions and tasks of a special workinggroup headed by Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh to inspect the slowhandling of denunciations lodged by businesses and people at localities.

According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, themacroeconomic 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 over121,000 newly-established firms with a total registered capital of 3.4quadrillion VND (146.2 billion USD) during the 11-month period while nearly32,000 enterprises resumed their operations. 

More than 14 million foreign tourists arrived in Vietnam inthe past 11 months, up 21.3 percent.

Source: VNA

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