Party Central Committee closes second meeting

The Party Central Committee closed its second plenum in Hà Nội today following three working days after giving opinions on the government’s five year socio-economic development plan, adopting the working agenda for the 12th tenure and nominating candidates for the country’s top positions.

The committee unanimously adopted a resolution.

Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng delivers his remarks closing the second meeting of the Party Central Committee.

In his closing remarks, Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng said that the Committee generally agreed with the draft working agenda for the 12th tenure, saying that it covers important issues with a view to successfully realising the Resolution adopted by the 12th National Party Congress.

Specifically, the agenda sets the goal of continuing to accelerate the implementation of a resolution on Party building set by the 11th Party Central Committee’s fourth plenum, building a really strong political system, streamlining personnel in public administration, renewing the Party leadership, fighting corruption and wastefulness, and restructuring the economy, including State-owned enterprises, commercial banks and credit institutions towards improving economic growth and labour productivity.

On the 2016-20 socio-economic development plan, the Party leader said the Committee gave the nod to proposals mentioned in the government’s report and offered more suggestions to the scheme to submit to the 13th National Assembly’s 11th session for adoption.

It pressed forward refining the mid-term State finance-budget plan and the mid-term public investment plan to submit to the 14th NA for consideration.

According to Party General Secretary Trọng, participants underscored the need to prioritise investment in agriculture, farmers and rural areas; overhaul the public administration sector and administrative procedures; and improve business environment.

Other concerns include dealing with high budget overspending, bad and public debts amid the volatilities in the global financial-monetary markets, mitigating the adverse impacts of climate change that has led to severe saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta and drought in the south central region and the Central Highlands, and environment pollution and traffic congestion in cities and major urban areas.

Building and realising the five-year public investment scheme will present a panorama of public projects and State budget balance between 2016-20, they said.

The Committee requested that annual, mid-term and five-year socio-economic development plans must be in line with the guidelines and viewpoints of the 12th National Party Congress, as well as the conditions of each locality and sector.

It also urged developing action programmes for implementing the policies and the guidelines of the Party and the State, as well as making revisions if necessary.

Participants also discussed and reached consensus on personnel arrangements for State agencies, in a bid to ensure the timely implementation of the Resolution adopted at the 12th National Party Congress.

The Committee cast votes for nominees to such key positions as President, Prime Minister, and Chairman of the National Assembly.

The Party chief  said that the Politburo had earlier sought consensus from the Party Central Committee on these key positions before submitting its personnel options for other posts to be elected or approved by the National Assembly, in accordance with the current Constitution and law.

Based on the Committee’s nominations and voting results, the Politburo would instruct authorized agencies to continue refining the nomination list for leading posts of State agencies before submitting it to the NA, Trọng said.

“After the meeting, we will continue consolidating leading positions in agencies of the Party Central Committee and Party delegations to areas where personnel changes will be made,” he said, stressing the urgent need to directing the building of action plans to realise the Resolution of the 12th National Party Congress in combination with implementing socio-economic, national defence-security and foreign relations tasks.

Thorough preparations would be made to successfully conduct the election of deputies to the 14th NA and People’s Councils at all levels for the 2016-21 tenure, he reaffirmed.

Source: VNS

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