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Socio-economic tasks delegated to five ministries in 2017

Specifically the Ministry of Planning and Investment is responsible for keeping the gross domestic product (GDP) of around 6.7%, consumer price index at 4%, total social development capital accounting for 31.5% of the GDP.

The Ministry has to increase the rate of processing zones with waste treatment systems meeting the environmental standard to 87%.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development must raise forest coverage to 41.45% in 2017.

The Ministry of Trade and Industry was tasked to maintain export turnover growth of 6-7%, trade deficit of 3.5% of the total export vale, and energy consumption per GDP unit of 1.5% .

The Ministry of Health has to increase the number of hospital beds to of 25.5 per 10,000 people and health insurance coverage to 82.2%.

The Government chief asked the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs to reduce the rate of poor households based on multidimensional approach by 1-1.5% and unemployment in urban areas to below 4% .

The Ministry was assigned to raise the rate of trained workforce to 55-57%./.

By Thuy Dung

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