A draft resolution on pilot grant of electronic visas for foreign visitors will be submitted to the XIVth National Assembly for adoption at its coming 2nd session.
|Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (middle) chairs the Government's September 2016 meeting__Photo: VNA|
Under Government Resolution No. 89/NQ-CP on September’s cabinet meeting, reviewing the performance of socio-economic tasks in the first nine months of 2016, the Ministry of Public Security is assigned to work with the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government Office and related ministries and agencies in collecting opinions of the cabinet members for drafting the resolution on grant of e-visas for foreigners entering Vietnam.
According to Resolution No. 89, each ministry or ministerial-level agency is requested to work out its own action plan for the implementation of the 2017 socio-economic development plan, clearly identifying challenges and their causes, devising specific measures and implementation roadmaps, and establishing their performance indicators.
The State Bank of Vietnam is tasked to closely combine the monetary policy with the fiscal policy in order to stabilize the macro-economy and control inflation, and regulate interest rates to suit macro-economic and monetary developments in order to stabilize the ceiling interest rate and reduce the lending interest rate. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Industry and Trade is urged to carry out measures to promote exports and control trade deficit.
The Government assigns the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs and People’s Committees of four central coastal provinces affected by the recent environmental incidents to quickly, transparently and fairly pay compensations and support local people who suffer from damage.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is also asked to generally check major wastewater sources and zone off areas requiring stricter control, letting no more environmental pollution and incident occur.
The Government gives green light to greater autonomy (in terms of training programs, staff and finance) of higher education institutions in order to help them increase higher education quality. It also assigns the Ministry of Education and Training to work with the Ministry of Finance in preparing a report on pre-school education fee exemption for under-five ethnic minority children in extremely difficulty-hit areas and lower secondary students by 2020.- (VLLF)