Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on January 29, at the cabinet's monthly meeting, requested ministries and sectors to make preparations for ensuring a happy Tet (Lunar New Year) festival for all people.
The Government's monthly meeting on January 29 in Hanoi__Photo: VNA
The Cabinet leader asked for balance of supply-demand of goods with high quality and stable prices, assurance of food hygiene and safety, and strengthening of the fight against smuggling and counterfeits.
He also instructed the related authorities to pay special attention to low-income earners, rural residents and social policy beneficiaries, so as to give all people a happy Tet.
While the transport sector has to ensure sufficient vehicles to meet the surging travel demand before and after Tet, the public security force must be ready to safeguard political security and social order and safety, and strictly deal with the storage, transportation and use of firecrackers during the festival. The police were also ordered to step up fire and explosion prevention and ensure traffic safety.
The Government leader urged special heed be given to the remedy of the consequences caused by the recent severe cold so as to help farmers resume agricultural activities.
Ministries, sectors and localities were also asked to keep control of inflation and prices, consolidate macro-economic stability, continue seeking export markets while curbing the trade deficit, and support businesses in expanding operation.
In addition, they were requested to be more active in international economic integration and optimize opportunities offered by free trade agreements, particularly the new-generation accords that Vietnam has signed with big partners.
At the meeting, Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang said that by December 31, 2015, 48 out of the 63 provinces and centrally-run cities had designed measures to help companies ensure goods supplies for Tet. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Planning and Investment confirmed that ministries, sectors and localities were working hard to prepare for the year's biggest festival.- (VNS/VLLF)