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New cabinet members reveal action plans
VietNamNet Bridge - Members of the newly-elected cabinet tell the media about the action plans they will adopt in new positions.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh:

The new government defines three breakthrough strategies, including: building infrastructural facilities to create favorable conditions for production and business and people; mobilizing resources from the society to facilitate investment of all economic sectors; and taking advantage of foreign capital.

In addition, tax policy is also very important. Taxes should promote production, not burden enterprises or individuals. That's why we must focus our efforts on ensuring tax collection, making it fair for both individuals and enterprises.

I'm confident that if our tax policy is well implemented, our country will have more money for development, and this will help enterprises improve production. As a result, our country will have a strong and sustainable revenue.

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc:

The upcoming mission is controlling inflation, well performing policies on social welfares and solving difficulties for enterprises.

Together with other cabinet members, we promise to actively listen to the public during our term. This is very important in implementing the objectives and measures adopted at the 11th National Party Congress in January.

Over the next five years, the new government will focus its efforts on handling the three key areas of the 10-year socio-economic development strategy 2011-20 - i.e. institution, human resources development and infrastructure development.

We're resolved to strengthen the fight against corruption, embezzlement and other negative phenomena. I hope in this fight we'll have strong support from the whole political system.

Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang:

Building transport infrastructure is my top priority in my five- year term, followed by reducing traffic accidents and congestion.

To put these two priorities into reality, in my opinion, we must pool our efforts to mobilise resources – both in the modality and investment forms. Parallel with that we have to improve project implementation procedures. I'm convinced that if we put all this criteria in place, we'll win this battle.

However, in the transport sector, public transport should be given the top priority – particularly quality of service. Second is to limit the use of individual transportation. And third is to raise awareness and responsibility among road users and the efficiency of relevant government management agencies.

As I have just mentioned, it is imperative that we mobilise resources from all economic sectors including Vietnamese and foreign enterprises. I don't think that the State budget alone can solve the problem.

As we all know, in the context of the financial crisis and economic sluggishness, all enterprises are faced with difficulties, including those in the transport sector, particularly during the implementation of Government Resolution No 11 on the reduction of public investment and the application of tight monetary policy.

In my capacity as Minister of Transport, I will work closely with my deputies and others to restructure transport enterprises and find ways to increase their capital ownership so that they will be in a better position to compete and participate in transport infrastructure projects.

Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh:

Boost relations with all other nations and diversify global integration from its current economic focus to all fields is the great task.

The Foreign Ministry will turn strategic partnerships, which Vietnam has established with a number of countries, into concrete action while establishing strategic partnership with other countries.

Vietnam will participate in resolving issues of not only national concern but also of international concern, in an effort to maintain peace for development and increase the nation’s international image.

Diplomacy was responsible for contributing to national defence, including the task of firmly safeguarding the national sovereignty. To maintain peace, stability and promote relations with other countries would be the most effective measure to defend the national sovereignty.

He promises to the national prestige in the international arena, which has constantly increased in the recent past.

Minister of Finance Vuong Dinh Hue:

The global economy is faced with many difficulties and challenges, and Viet Nam is no exception, but around that dark cloud, I see a silver lining.

For Vietnam, I think that in the next five years our national financial policy should focus on mobilising all available resources for socio-economic development and national defence and security.

On the other hand, we must use these resources efficiently and properly, particularly public spending. This is a key factor to ensure the successful implementation of the country's current socio-economic five-year plan and the 10-year socio-economic development strategy.

We all know that when the country's economy is in a state of sluggishness or crisis, the first measure the government has to resort to is to apply a rational monetary policy coupled by a flexible financial policy.

The Government's proposal to give tax exemptions or reductions, currently pending approval from the National Assembly, is one of the measures to help enterprises and individuals overcome these difficulties.

In my new position as the Minister of Finance I pledge to do my best to make our national financial system work in a sustainable and transparent manner.

Chairman of the Government Office Vu Duc Dam:

One of the assignments given to the government's office is to encourage all line ministries, sectors and localities to implement the country's law and Government's missions.

Of course, during the implementation, a very important tool – the mass media, will help turn the country's legal documents, Party and Government policies and guidelines into a reality.

In my new position, I promise to further speed up the Government's administrative reform which I was deeply involved in before so that we can contribute to resolving bottle necks in production development.

I hope we'll continue to receive support from enterprises and citizens.

Chief Government Inspector Huynh Phong Tranh:

I will try my best to build a strong inspection system. I will bring into full play of my responsibility and pursue the predecessor’s old tradition.

Minister of Construction Trinh Dinh Dung:

The top priority is completing the law on construction investment, development and effective use of natural resources, particularly land, investment capital and human resources.

The second priority is urban management to turn cities into the motive force for economic development and the nuclear to promote economic shift of each location, each region and the entire country.

The third priority is developing housing, particularly for low income earners.