Solid drive to overcome high tide
Friday, 2015-02-20 01:31:48
NDO - Spring has arrived, and every family is celebrating the New Year of the goat with hope and faith. Every Vietnamese, wherever they are, looks to their homeland, with an expectation of a bright future. Spring is the time to review the past year and to define the new course for next year.
In 2014, the country experienced lots of difficulties — global economic recovery was slower than expected, and many unexpected and complicated developments happened in various places around the world. The
Under the leadership of the Party Central Committee, the direction of the Government and Prime Minister, we have achieved various successes: a stable macroeconomy; GPD growth of 5.98%, higher than targeted CPI at a low of 4.09%, the lowest in years; export revenue of USD 150billion with USD 1.5 billion in surplus; a stable exchange rate; and ensured social security, together with various successes in external relations. The Government’s efforts were recognised by the international community. The World Bank, at the year-end Vietnam Development Partnership Forum, assessed
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We have received support from countries and the international community. At various forums, thanks to the efforts by the Vietnamese delegations and the Prime Minister, the
2014 was also the year when the Government sped up economic restructuring; in which enhanced management and finalisation of the institutional framework, policies and laws for further public investment reforms, SOEs reforms and agriculture reforms are the key. The Prime Minister strongly asked ministries and agencies to enhance the effectiveness of governance, and to speed up SOE equitisation and divestment to ensure their activities and resources for socio-economic development. Thanks to the Prime Minister’s decision, we have been able to arrange a large amount of money to build some major hospitals to ease the overload, and to better meet the people’s demand. At the end of the year, the Prime Minister met extensively with ministries and agencies to discuss ways to remove obstacles for businesses and improve the business environment. The Government interacted with the people more, and the Prime Minister asked all localities to learn more about the people’s concerns and remove obstacles. He often mentioned the fact that the Ministry of Finance’s issuing of one circular reduced the time needed for filing taxes by 200 hours.
We are standing face to face with various opportunities. The country finished negotiations on the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the
The spirit of the spring is spreading, and we are proud that the achievements last year will be a firm foundation for a 2015 full of even more successes. This require us all to be united, unanimous and to trust in the Party’s leadership, and the Government’s management so that all socio-economic tasks will be achieved for the year 2015 – the decisive year for successful implementation of the Resolution of the 11th Party Congress, toward the 12th Party Congress.