(VOV) - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has expressed the Government’s strong resolve to maintain the 2012 economic growth rate of 5.2 - 5.7 percent and increase it to 6-6.5 percent in 2013.
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Addressing a conference to review the operation of the planning and investment sector in Hanoi on July 4, PM Dung highlighted the country’s achievements in curbing inflation, stabilising the macroeconomy, maintaining a reasonable growth rate, and ensuring social welfare in the first six months of 2012.
In the remaining months of this year, he said, the government will continue giving priority to curbing inflation and driving the macroeconomy towards sustainable development.
He stressed the need to secure social welfare by continuing to create more jobs, reduce poverty, develop education and training, and improve health care.
PM Dung urged the sector to make greater efforts to iron out snags in capital and market accessibility to promote production especially agricultural production, assist small- and medium-sized enterprises, and shore up export and support industries to expand outlet at home and abroad.
He also asked relevant ministries and localities to speed up the disbursement and efficient use of the state budget.
The PM requested the Ministry of Planning and Investment to arrange counterpart capital to speed up the disbursement of Official Development Assistance and tighten the management of this capital source.