Prime Minister commends efforts to ensure happy Tet for all

Economy, Vietnam, Vietnam Finance News
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (standing) speaks at the meeting of the Government standing board (Photo: VNA

Hanoi,  (VNA) – Prime Minister
Nguyen Xuan Phuc has commended authorities at all levels and all sectors for
their efforts to ensure a safe and happy Lunar New Year festival (Tet) for all
the people.

Addressing
a meeting of the Government’s standing board on the situation during the
nine-day Tet holiday on February 11, the first working day after Tet, PM Phuc also
pointed to existing problems such as the still high number of traffic accidents
and the unlawful use of firecrackers, urging relevant agencies to do their jobs
better.   

Minister-Chairman
of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung delivered a report, which said many
enterprises, organizations and philanthropists had joined hands to help the
needy and those in disadvantaged circumstances have a happy Tet.  

The holiday
period saw high numbers of domestic and international tourists during the
period, the report said, adding that Vietnam was among the 13 great
places to celebrate the Lunar New Year as selected by the CNN.

It is noted
that no food poisoning case was reported during Tet. The number of traffic
accidents in the period dropped by 1.6 percent from the same period last year to
276, claiming the lives of 183, down 27.5 percent.

However,
traffic rule violations were still rampant, and the setting off of firecrackers,
which has been banned, was reported in 13 localities nationwide.

The
minister also reported that farmers started working in the fields as early as
the second day of the lunar year. As a result, winter-spring rice has been
planted in around 420,000 ha of land in the northern region, and the planting
of rice is slated to be completed by February 28. Meanwhile, southern localities
have completed the planting of rice, with 32,000 ha more put under rice
compared to the same period in 2018.  

Mentioning
tasks to be carried out after Tet, the government leader required all
ministries, localities and sectors to promptly resume work. He urged tightening
working rules and discipline, stressing that administrative agencies must not organize
trips to attend festivals or visits to pagodas during working hours.

Ministries,
sectors and local administrations should continue to reform working style to
fulfil the tasks set for this year with the best results, PM Phuc said.-VNA

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