Party Congress continues with documents discussion

Delegates to the 12th National Party Congress continued to discuss a number of documents in Hanoi on January 22 under the chair of Politburo member and President Truong Tan Sang.

Delegates to the 12th National Party Congress continued to discuss a number of documents in Hanoi on January 22 under the chair of Politburo member and President Truong Tan Sang.

Regarding growth model renovation and economic restructuring, Secretary of the Hai Phong municipal Party Committee Le Van Thanh suggested considering the combination of extensive and intensive development and the possible application of one common growth model for the whole country.

Localities that have economic difficulties should focus on extensive development to attract investment, create jobs for locals and boosting economic restructure. Meanwhile, cities and provinces with rapid industrialisation should focus on quality growth to increase productivity and competitiveness for their economies, he recommended.

President of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics Ta Ngoc Tan said the current development requires a specific socialist model for Vietnam which combines both the universal values of socialism and the country’s own characteristics.

He said the reality in socialism building and national defence as well as the 30-year Doi Moi cause in Vietnam has produced valuable experiences and lessons. At the same time, many issues have arisen, which needs creative use of Marxism-Leninism viewpoints, Ho Chi Minh Thought to analyse and explain.

Developing the country along the socialist direction requires both economic and political reform, he said.

Secretary of the Party Central Committee and Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court Truong Hoa Binh asked for the Politburo’ permission to submit to the National Assembly’s Standing Committee a project to increase the number of judges and officials for People’s Courts at all levels nationwide, in order to assist the judicial reform in the 2016-2020 period.

He also proposed researching a suitable model for Party organisations in People’s Courts which meets both the stipulations of the Party’s statutes, directions and resolutions and the principle of independent judgment and other basic principles stipulated by the 2013 Constitution.

Member of Party Central Committee and Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien proposed the 12th Party Central Committee issue a Resolution on improving public healthcare and population quality in the new situation. She also asked the National Assembly and Government to arrange medium-term bonds in the field, especially for remote and underprivileged regions.

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh delivered his opinion on cultural and human development, suggesting preserving and promoting good traditional cultural values while tackling the relations between the nation and the international community for successful integration.

In the afternoon, a delegate from Can Tho city delivered a report on building the city into a high-quality human resources training centre in the Mekong Delta. Meanwhile, a representative from the central province of Thanh Hoa, proposed a number of measures to improve local and national business environments – to enhance competitive edge.

Deputy Finance Minister Do Hoang Anh Tuan said the Congress’s Resolution should place more importance on State budget development and restructuring during 2016-2020.

He outlined a structure for the State budget, of which 80 percent should come from domestic income. Income from crude oil, import tax and land-use rights are expected to drop more than 5 percent this year.

The structure, once realised, will help Vietnam ensure the stability and development of the State budget amidst crude oil price fluctuation, and meet international integration requirements, the official said.

Tuan underlined the need to develop the financial market and increase the working capital cycle, to enable businesses to mobilise capital from the economy via the stock market, and ease their dependence on the credit market.

He also suggested building laws that promote private enterprises, and tax policies designed exclusively for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Do Thi Hoang, Vice Secretary of the Quang Ninh Party Committee, presented a report on the completion of the political system reforms from grassroots to provincial levels.

In the report, she proposed a number of solutions to the effective implementation of the 12 th National Party Congress’s Resolution.

It is a must to quickly decentralise the management of the apparatus organisation, combined with establishing an inspection mechanism, and clarifying the power and responsibilities of heads of Party Committees and authorities at all levels, she said.

Tran Van Son, Secretary of Dien Bien province Party Committee, proposed the Party and State pay more attention to policies and mechanisms which will help border localities expand external activities and promote border trade.

Protecting territorial sovereignty should go in tandem with the effective exploitation of external economic relations and advantages brought by border gates, and building a border of stability, peace and development, he said.

Mai The Duong, deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Inspection, emphasised the role played by the public, the Fatherland Front, political-social organisations and the mass media in inspection, supervision and criticism.