VietNamNet Bridge – Members of the Party Central Committee defined keys tasks to promote socio-economic development and build the Party at their third plenum which wrapped up yesterday, Oct 10.
Addressing the closing ceremony of the four-day session, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said he believed that the country will step by step surmount all difficulties and challenges on the basis of precisely assessing the situation, setting correct orientations and soultions. He said a stronger organisation, new cadres and unanimity of the Party, people and army would strive to complete targets and tasks of the socio-economic development plans for 2012 and the 2011-2015 period.
He reviewed the session's key results, saying that the Party Central Committee acknowledged the country's initial achievements, including a GDP growth rate of 5.76 per cent in the past nine months and an estimated 5.8-6 per cent for the year.
Agricultural production had developed comprehensively, achieving a record in food output and rice exports.
However, Trong said, a number of important targets of the 2011 socio-economic development plan had yet to be completed, particularly in curbing inflation, stabilising the macro economy and ensuring social security.
The living conditions of people, particularly the poor, ethnic minority people and labourers in urban areas and industrial zones, still faced many difficulties, he said.
He also cited shortcomings in education and training and health care sectors, adding that traffic accidents and congestion had yet to be reduced while social evils kept rising, causing concern among the public.
The session clearly showed reasons for the above shortcomings, including effects of the global financial crisis and economic downturn and weakness in the domestic economy together with a backward growth model and economic structure.
Another reason was the shortcomings in management of relevant ministries and agencies, particularly in managing the monetary policy, planning, investment, land, resources and real estate market.
Regarding the 2012 plan and the five-year socio-economic development plan for the 2011-15 period, the Party Central Committee urged relevant ministries and agencies to deal with the relationship between the growth rate and development quality; between rapid growth, inflation control and the stabilisation of the economy, renewal of the growth model and economic restructuring and cultural development as well as the implementation of social equality to ensure social security.
The participants discussed measures to renew the growth model, restructure the economy and raise competitiveness, focusing on implementation of the tight monetary policy, cutting down and restructuring public investment and creating conditions for businesses.
The next five years should focus on three main issues: restructuring investment with a focus on public investment; restructuring the financial market with a focus on commercial banks and financial institutions; restructuring State-run businesses with focus on economic corporations and groups.
They also stressed measures to ensure food security in connection with environmental protection, energy security and keeping political stability, security and social order and safety.
The session decided to issue regulations on implementing the Party statue and to guide the performance of regulations on Party inspections, supervisions and discipline.