Government members stressed the importance of the fight against corruption and waste in an effort to balance the state budget during the Government’s monthly meeting held on November 27 in Hanoi.
The Government’s monthly meeting on November 27 in Hanoi__Photo: VNA
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung urged the cabinet members to strictly follow regulations on spending, especially during work trips abroad and celebrations. He also asked for severe punishment of those who deliberately delayed or made fraud in the payment of taxes, charges and fees.
He proposed government agencies to devote their efforts to collect some VND 70 trillion (USD 3.08 billion) of debts to the state budget as a central task.
Dung called on government agencies to support businesses, especially those in agriculture by searching for new markets for Vietnamese products, and encourage the establishment of industries in which Vietnam holds a competitive advantage.
He urged the cabinet members to press for stronger administrative reform and policy making, especially in key sectors such as taxation, customs, insurance and energy, in order to improve the country’s business and investment environment.
The meeting also discussed the country’s efforts in poverty reduction and building-a new countryside targets, improvement of social programs and restructuring of state enterprises in agriculture and forestry sectors.
The cabinet also asked agencies and localities to remain vigilant in the fight against smuggled goods and counterfeits products, maintain social order and safety during the upcoming holidays, and strictly enforce food safety rules.- (VNS/VLLF)