Government convenes first regular meeting in 2018
09:56 | 02/02/2018

VGP – The monthly regular cabinet meeting for January 2018 was officially convened in Ha Noi on February 2, under the chair of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

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The first month of the year has gone by with many encouraging signals. The socio-economic situation continues to see positive transformations, with the industrial production index rising by 20.9% year on year, and the total retail sales and consumption service revenue growing by 9.5%. 

Viet Nam welcomed over 1.4 million international arrivals in the past month, while the total number of newly established businesses and enterprises that resumed operations reached approximately 15,400 in January. The realization of foreign direct investment (FDI) hit more than US$1 billion, up 10.5% compared to the same period last year. Viet Nam exported US$19 billion worth of goods during the month.

January also witnessed the historic feat made by U23 Viet Nam team, as head coach Park Hang-seo and his players finished as the runner-up at the AFC U23 Championship 2018 in China.

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At the meeting, cabinet members will comment on a number of contents, including a report on the socio-economic situation in the first month of 2018 and the implementation of the Government’s Resolution No. 1 on major tasks and solutions in directing the fulfillment of socio-economic development and state budget estimate plans in 2018; the law and ordinance building program for 2019 and the adjustment of the program for 2018; and the Government’s draft decree stipulating voluntary social insurance for labor accidents.

In addition, a draft resolution on the establishment of a committee for management of State capital at businesses, and a number of policies and mechanisms for the eastern section of the North-South expressway project, will also be discussed.

                                                                                                                                By Vien Nhu

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