Vietnamese PM chairs irregular meeting with Cabinet members to address business petitions

HO CHI MINH CITY, April 30 (Xinhua) — Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Friday in Ho Chi Minh City chaired an irregular meeting with Cabinet members to consider and address requests made by businesses during the online conference with the Government leader on the same day in Ho Chi Minh City.

At the meeting, Government members proposed specific measures for the requests, focusing on major issues such as business registration, market approach, access to capital and credit, land, construction procedures, taxation, and customs, Vietnam News Agency reported.

Ministries and sectors reached a consensus on the necessity to build a Government resolution on business development with a target of at least 1 million enterprises by 2020.

Speaking at the meeting, Phuc required ministers and sector heads to handle businesses’ petitions in the spirit of innovation. He also asked ministries, sectors and localities to work out agricultural and rural development policies to serve equitable agricultural development and the building of new-style rural areas.

Earlier, speaking at the online conference in Ho Chi Minh City with the attendance of representatives of thousands of businesses nationwide, the first dialogue between the leader of the newly-established Government and entrepreneurs, Phuc said: “Enterprises are the driving force for national economic development.”

The Vietnamese Prime Minister stressed that all enterprises, regardless of their scales and types except for some operating in security and national defence, will have equal access to resources such as capital, natural resource, land, market and business opportunities.

He promised more efforts to boost administrative reform and fight corruption, adding that unsuitable regulations should be abolished including sub-licenses.

The Government will issue a resolution on business development in the coming time, he said.