VGP – A seminar was held in Ha Noi on July 3 by the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), the Government Office and the Ministry of Home Affairs to discuss a roadmap for implementation of a Government draft vision to 2020.
This is part of a project funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) to build a roadmap for the implementation of the Vietnamese Government’s vision.
The draft vision covers issues related to the economic restructuring process in Viet Nam, macroeconomic management and governmental modernization until 2020 with a focus on improving administrative procedures and helping people get easier access to information and services by smart cards.
Paul Collins, an international advisor said the Vietnamese Government’s plan to bring 600 young intellectuals to remote areas shows its determination to narrow the widening gap of development in these localities.
As a middle-income country, he maintained, Viet Nam will receive less ODA funding than before. If the country fails to stimulate economic growth, it will lag behind – VOV