PM urges prompt resumption of work following Tet holiday

Wednesday, 2018-02-21 22:07:32
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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (C) requires the prompt resumption of work immediately after Tet. (Photo: NDO/Tran Hai)
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NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc required the prompt resumption of work immediately after the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday, ending the outdated thinking that the first lunar month is a time for festivals.

Chairing a meeting between the Government’s standing board and related ministries and sectors on February 21, the first working day after the week-long Tet holiday, the PM commended the good preparation for Tet, the largest festival in a year of Vietnamese.

He said supply of goods was ensured, prices were kept stable, with due support given to disadvantaged groups. Average Tet bonus for workers increased by 13%, while farmers’ income also improved.

PM Phuc also hailed the work of the armed forces, the health sector, the media and other agencies in ensuring an abundant and safe holiday for the people. He stressed that the administration at all levels, all sectors, all units must set out on specific tasks immediately.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc chairs a meeting with relevant ministries and sectors on the first working day after the week-long Tet holiday. (Photo: NDO/Tran Hai)

The Ministries of Planning and Investment, Finance, Industry and Trade, and the State Bank must keep close watch on the macro economic situation, prices and market fluctuations in order to take timely actions to maintain macro-economic stability and control inflation, the PM instructed.

He requested Cabinet members to monitor the situation in fields and units under their management, and urged continued administrative procedure reform and improvement of investment and business environment to stimulate production activities, in line with the motto of the Government in 2018.