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New government acting in constructive manner

Released at: 17:00, 13/01/2017

New government acting in constructive manner

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VET seminar hears favorable views of new government but also greater expectations.

by Hai Van- Duy Anh

The most impressive thing about the new government is its comprehensive thinking in resolving specific tasks and its long-term vision in handling short-term problems.

This was the view the Director of the Vietnam Institute of Economics, Professor Tran Dinh Thien, gave at the “Economics in 2017 and Vitality from the Government” seminar held by Vietnam Economic Times in cooperation with the Institute of Research and Development of Vietnam (the Vietnam Economic Science Assembly) on January 12.

Professor Thien added that this is very much different and for a long time he had previously thought that State management only has short-term vision.

Deputy Director of the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), Mr. Vo Tri Thanh, said that a constructive government is not just about creating the most favorable environment possible for businesses. It must also be able to explain its ideas clearly and have good vision. “Vietnam has various ideas but the design is not professional,” he told the gathering.

He firmly believes that a constructive government must interact in a friendly manner with society, citizens, and the market and must provide explanations when necessary. There is much to be satisfied with about the government led by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc but there remain many expectations.

Attendees at the seminar recognized the positive role played by the government led by the Prime Minister. Professor Thien said that many messages given by the Prime Minister were particularly impressive and created a strong belief among the business community and society.

Director of CIEM, Mr. Nguyen Dinh Cung, said he wanted to see change and not just figures. He also emphasized the important role of messages becoming practices.

Professor Nguyen Quang Thai, Director of the Institute of Development Research Vietnam, said, “To change development thinking without changing old concepts is not indicative of a constructive government.”

He insisted that a constructive government is not just about improving the investment environment and must also be about reforming institutions and adopting innovative thinking.

The enterprise community has supported the government by establishing new enterprises. For the first time the number of new enterprises exceeded 100,000 last year.

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