Spring Economic Forum discusses reform for investment and business climate
Titled “Continuing to reform the investment and business climate in Vietnam: Turning Words into Action”, the 2015 Spring Economic Forum opened on April 21st in Vinh city, the central province of Nghe An.
The two-day forum reviews the results of the 2014 socio-economic development plan and proposes measures to implement socio-economic plans during 2015 and improve business environment.
In his opening speech, National Assembly (NA) Economic Commission Chairman Nguyen Van Giau, said the forum chose the theme of investment environment reform (considered a priority for 2015 and 2016) and slogan “Turning words into action” as a result of the NA’s consensus and creativeness.
Giau proposed some issues for discussion related to society, culture, education, science, technology, environment protection, improvement of living conditions, acceleration of administration and judicial reform, anti-corruption, thrift practices and loss-prevention, defence and security.
He suggested evaluating competitiveness through clear indexes, solutions for agricultural restructuring and production connectivity, public debts, ODA garnering, bad debts, import-export, employment, security, support policy for those who made contribution to the national development, insurance, health care and education.
Another important issue slated for debate is international economic integration, including the impact of free-trade agreements and globalisation on Vietnam’s economy./.
( Compiled by VNF )