Ministers of Public Security and Industry and Trade answers voters’ questions

Ministers of Public Security and Industry and Trade answers voters’ questions  - ảnh 1
Public Security Minister Tran Dai Quang

(Vovworld) -  At the second day of the ongoing Q&A session, the Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang underlined the complexity of many crimes, especially organized crime, people trafficking, drug smuggling, and corruption. New crimes have also appeared including high-tech crimes, cyber crimes and environmental crimes. Minister Quang said that the Ministry has also worked with public to undermine political schemes by hostile forces and reactionaries that distort the Party’s directions and drive for national solidarity. Minister Quang says ‘We prioritize dangerous crimes first such as organized crime, and crimes relating to high-technologies, corruption, and drug smuggling, to ensure the public feels safe. Along with crime prevention and control, we have promoted a movement that calls on all of society to protect national security. We continuously launch campaigns to suppress crimes and each one focuses on one specific kind of crime, so we can be more effective in our fights against the criminal element in society’.

Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang answered questions on market management, counterfeiting, and tax evasion. Minister Hoang acknowledged frankly that the reckless management of the market, counterfeiting, and tax evasion were all serious problems. He said it is vital the industry protects its customs as well as Vietnamese brands. The Ministry will work with the relevant agencies to introduce resolute measures to gradually minimize trade fraud through sanctions and more severe penalties. The Minister called for voters’ opinions on the current monopoly of the electricity and petrol sectors and promised to outline a framework for the issue. He says “As of July 1st, we will introduce a competitive electricity wholesale market and by 2014 and a competitive electricity retail market by 2022. A similar scenario will be applied to the petroleum sector. Vietnam does not yet allow foreign investors to operate in the petrol market. Currently, petroleum prices are managed in pursuance to Decree 84 on petroleum prices, which follows the market mechanism but is managed by the State.

To overcome the difficulties businesses are experiencing and support production and trade as well as develop the market, Hoang says “On the one hand, we will encourage trade promotions. The current national program of trade promotions is divided into three parts – the domestic market, exports, and mountainous and border areas. We are speeding up these programs to encourage people and companies to consume more products. It’s essential that the Vietnamese people buy more goods that are made-in-Vietnam, and we must restrict the import of unessential goods. Once these measures are put in place, the amount of idle inventories will be reduced.

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