The Party Central Committee on January 12 closed its 10th plenum in Hanoi with a review of the leadership and direction of the Political Bureau and the Party Secretariat in 2014.
Addressing the closing session, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong outlined the key outcomes of the week-long sitting, saying the Party Central Committee reached a consensus on major issues of the draft documents of the 12th National Party Congress.
: Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong speaks at the closing session of the 10th plenum__Photo: VNA
Reviewing the country’s renewal cause over the past 30 years, Trong said the country made significant and historic achievements which would create a platform for further renovation and development.
He asked for more studies on important issues, especially the settlement of non-performing loans and implementation of macroeconomic stabilization plans.
He also touched upon the economic climate and competitiveness, restructuring of state enterprises and credit institutions, public investment and agriculture in tandem with new rural development and infrastructure improvement.
The Party leader said a more synchronous political and economic reform involved greater efforts to accelerate Party building and stop political and moral degradation to create a consensus within the Party and society at large.
During the meeting, the Committee nominated more officials to strategic positions, cast votes of confidence on members of the Political Bureau and the Party Secretariat and elected more officials to the Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission.
Based on the achievements of the 30 years of renewal (1986-2015) and the five years (2011-2015) of implementing the 11th National Party Congress’ Resolution, the Committee would work out a new roadmap for national development.
Part of the Committee’s major tasks is to determine national development orientations and objectives during 2016-20, while reviewing the issues related to the socialist-oriented market mechanism and to the country’s growth model toward industrialization.
With regard to civil service reforms, the Committee said it was important to improve existing staff and attract talented people to work for Party and State agencies, organizations and public units.
More breakthrough mechanisms and policies were needed to improve the quality of public services and accelerate the administrative reform to cut down on redundant jobs, the Committee said.
The Committee also pointed to the necessity to have a comprehensive plan on press development and management by 2025, saying the press should be developed professionally and effectively to meet the public demand for information, while uniting society and contributing to the development of the country.
The State should issue policies to ensure the press would not merely run for profit and not be influenced by interest groups, and to prevent the privatization of this sector.-