PM assigns socio-economic development targets to ministries
Updated : Saturday, January 06, 2018 9:43 AM (GMT+0700)

PrimeMinister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently assigned socio-economic developmenttargets to the ministries of Planning and Investment, Agriculture and RuralDevelopment, Industry and Trade, Public Health, and Labour, Invalids and SocialAffairs

A shrimp processing factory - Source: VNA

The Ministry of Planning andInvestment was assigned to achieve gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 6.7percent and consumer price index of nearly 4 percent. Total social developmentcapital must account for 33-34 percent of GDP while 88 percent of industrialand processing zones must have concentrated wastewater treatment systems. 

The Ministry of Agricultureand Rural Development was asked to achieve nearly 41.6 percent forest coverage.Meanwhile, the Ministry of Industry and Trade must record an 8-10 percentexport increase. 

For the Health Ministry,there should be 26 beds (exclusive of those in communal medical stations) per10,000 people and 88.5 percent of the population in the health insurancescheme.

The Ministry of Labour,Invalids and Social Affairs was assigned to reduce multi-dimensional poverty by1-1.5 percent and the rate of poor households in poor districts by 4 percent.It was also told to keep the rate of unemployment in urban areas below 4percent and push the rate of skilled workforce to 58-60 percent. 

The PM authorised theMinister of Planning and Investment (MoPI) to assign socio-economic developmenttargets regarding information and communications, education-training to ministries,ministry-level and government agencies, as well as business targets forState-owned groups and corporations. 

They were also required tosubmit quarterly reports about socio-economic performance to the MoPI, whichwill then be submitted to the government.


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