Oct 13, 2012

Vietnam - Party mulls over guideline

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The sixth plenum of the 11th Communist Party of Vietnam’s Central Committee opened in Hanoi last week is focusing on many issues of national importance.

The 15-day meeting’s agenda will include discussions about Vietnam’s socio-economic situation for 2012, the socio-economic development and the state budget estimates for 2013. Emphasis is being placed on ways to continue improving the efficiency of the state-owned enterprises; policies and law regarding land use; education and training reforms, and scientific and technological development.

The agenda also entails personnel planning for the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Central Committee (CPVCC), Politburo, Secretariat and key State and Party leadership titles, a report on the outcomes of self-criticism and criticism of the Politburo and Secretariat in the spirit of the Resolution on Party Building.

Addressing the meeting, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong underlined that the meeting would delve into Vietnam’s socio-economic development in 2012 and 2013, in which the CPVCC needs to clearly explain development viewpoints, guideline, general targets and the most fundamental and important indices for 2013.

He said in the near future, “attention remains for curbing inflation but more priority must be given to stabilising and making the macro-economy healthier, improving the investment climate, developing production and trade, regaining growth momentum and ensuring social welfare. This will all be combined with renewing growth models and restructuring the economy to provide a strong foundation for higher growth during the remaining years of the five-year plan.”

He also underscored the need to reform SOEs as renewal of SOEs was “a big and difficult issue” that has already been subject to considerable guidance from the Party and the State over the past 11 years.

“We should pick up some important issues to discuss then make policy to over come this,” he said. “It is highly recommended that in-depth analysis on the situation and causes of each issue be made.”

Only when correctly assessing the issues’ causes and situations could proper and feasible solutions be taken to improve SOEs, Trong said. Trong also said the meeting should also address land issues and consider amending the existing Land Law. The discussion would result in a resolution which would be used as an orientation for the amendment of this law.

Improvements, Trong said, can be made in “regulations on land prices, land revoking and compensation, supporting those with land reclaimed and resettlement, mortgage of land use right at banks, the use of state-owned farms and provision of houses and production land for ethnic minorities’ people.”

He also stressed issues of building the Party by saying since the CPVCC, the Politburo and Secretariat had issued many key documents and made big efforts to implement these key tasks.

Particularly, the fourth CPVCC meeting’s Resolution on urgent issues in Party building, issued in January 2012, is being currently deployed on schedule.

Nguyen Dat | vir.com.vn

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