Top legislator visits Vietcombank, customs sector after Tet

Economy, Vietnam, Vietnam Finance News

Monday, February 11, 2019 – 22:30:00 Print

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (second, left) presents a gift to Vietcombank executives (Photo: VNA) 

Hanoi, (VNA)– Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan recognized
the outstanding performance of Vietcombank in 2018 and wished the bank more success
in the Year of the Pig during her visit to the bank on February 11, the first
working day after the 9-day Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.

Speaking on
the occasion, Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam Le Minh Hung praised Vietcombank as one of the best banks in Vietnam.

The NA
Chairwoman expressed joy at the assessment, which she said was proved by
statistics that showed the bank’s pre-tax profit reached a record of nearly
18.4 trillion VND in 2018, the highest in the banking system in the country. The
ratio of Vietcombank’s bad debt has also dropped to 0.97 percent.

She urged
the bank to build on its achievements and strive for sustainable growth, thus
contributing resources to national development.

The same day, the NA leader also paid a visit to the General
Department of Vietnam Customs

the customs sector’s efforts in deploying the national single window mechanism,
Chairwoman Ngan said as the Standing
Office of the National Steering Committee on ASEAN Single Window (ASW),
National Single Window (NSW) and trade facilitation, the GDVC
has actively advised the Finance Ministry in enhancing the effectiveness of inspections
in the field, and assisted the Prime Minister in issuing a plan of actions to
promote the NSW and ASW, reform the specialized inspections of imports-exports
and trade facilitation for 2018-2020, creating a turning point in Vietnam’s
administrative reform towards an e-government.   

She also hailed the customs
sector in the fight against smuggling and trade frauds.

Ngan urged
the sector to continue expanding the NSW and ASW while performing well the
functions of the Standing Office of the National Steering Committee on ASW, NSW and trade facilitation, along with its other tasks.-VNA


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