The Prime Minister has recently issued a directive to further implement the XIth Party Central Committee’s Resolution No. 13-NQ/TW of January 16, 2012, on building a synchronous infrastructure system in order to basically turn Vietnam into a modernity-oriented industrial country by 2020.
Under Directive No. 16/CT-TTg, the Prime Minister points out remarkable achievements after three years implementing Resolution No. 13-NQ/TW. Specifically, institutions and legal documents on infrastructure development have been elaborated and improved following the Government’s Action Program issued together with Government Resolution No. 16/NQ-CP of June 8, 2012.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung chaired a national teleconference on April 21 to review the implementation of Resolution No.13-NQ/TW__Photo: VNA
He also mentions difficulties and shortcomings during the implementation of Resolution No. 13-NQ/TW and Resolution No. 16/NQ-CP, such as insufficient funds for investment in key infrastructure projects, or a bottleneck in ground clearance for development investment projects, especially in urban areas.
In order to attain the objectives set out in Resolution No. 13-NQ/TW, the Prime Minister requests ministries, sectors and localities to continue reviewing the master plans in infrastructure fields, ensuring the balance between demands and resources, raising the feasibility of the master plans and submit them to competent authorities for approval in 2015 or 2016.
He also assigns the Ministry of Planning and Investment to provide guidance on management and use of investment preparation funds, propose amendment of regulations on preparation and implementation of infrastructure development investment projects, and spend official development assistance on extremely important and urgent projects that are unable to attract capital from the private sector.
The Ministry of Finance is requested to assess the raising and use of funds for infrastructure investment, estimate funds to be raised for infrastructure development tasks during 2016-20, and submit such to the Prime Minister in this year’s last quarter.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is tasked to work out ground clearance plans, measures, mechanisms and policies in accordance with the 2013 Land Law, and report them to the Prime Minister in the third quarter of next year.-