PM warns of inertia in public sector, issuing “ultimatum” for business conditions cut
21:21 | 02/07/2018
VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Monday warned of increasing inertia and disengagement in public sector and called for no toleration of such behaviors while concluding the Government’s outreach meeting (attended by provincial leaders).

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc issues ultimatum for cutting outdated business conditions at the Cabinet's outreach meeting in Ha Noi on July 2, 2018. Photo: VGP

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The Government chief urged leaders of ministries, agencies and localities to seek new growth impetuses for the next two quarters despite the economy expanded 7.08% among other encouraging signals in the first six months this year, the highest first-half rate since 2011.

The manufacturing sector in Viet Nam continued to expand in June, and at an accelerated rate, according to the latest survey from Nikkei revealed on Monday with a manufacturing PMI score of 55.7.

PM Phuc affirmed that there have been no signs of economic crisis as some people had said.

He called on inferior levels to deepen thoughts to find out new solutions to further increase income per capita which reached US$ 2,385 last year.

“Ultimatum” for cutting business conditions

PM Phuc frankly pointed out four reasons leading to the country’s stagnation, including corruption and bureaucracy and challenged policy makers to fix them in order to achieve faster and better growth.

He pressed for abolishment of unreasonable business conditions in a faster manner while promptly detecting and detaching new business conditions that shelter under new laws and policies.

The country’s business environment must continue to be further improved toward fair, safe and transparent one by extensive application of information technology and better evaluation of performance of cadres, he said.

The Government fixed the deadline for ministries and agencies to cut by 50% of their business conditions by October 31, 2018. However, by the end of the second quarter only 13% of the business conditions have been abolished or 378 out of over 5,700.

By Quang Minh

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