During the working session, the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) under the Ministry of National Defense reported to the defense minister on the tasks of directing production activities and developing the economy combined with national defense over the past time, as well as the orientations in the time to come.

General Phan Van Giang chairs the working session.

Over the past time, the whole military has gained remarkable achievements in building defense-economic zones.

Particularly, together with building the zones in the mainland as planned, the Ministry of National Defense (NMD) has directed the implementation of national target programs and projects to mobilize young intellectuals to voluntarily work in the zones, while focusing on building models of poverty reduction for people to promote local socio-economic development, especially in remote, isolated and border areas.

Regarding information dissemination and policy implementation, the DEA gave recommendations to the MND to send documents to localities to effectively implement related resolutions and decrees. As a result, the production and business activities in 2022 of the state-owned military enterprises met the set targets, even exceeding those in 2021.

In the first six months of this year, the department has coordinated with agencies to submit to the MND for approval the five-year investment and development strategy and plan and the promulgation of regulations on the organization and operation for military enterprises.

Recently, the MND required military enterprises to focus on drawing up projects in an elite, compact, and strong direction. Meanwhile, the MND put forward several solutions to deal with remaining difficulties, so that military enterprises could run business activities more effectively.

Concluding the working session, General Phan Van Giang praised the great efforts of the agencies and units in their task performance.

Sharing their difficulties, the defense minister required them to synchronously and effectively deploy solutions to speed up the progress of the projects while strictly implementing resolutions, directives, and regulations of the law and following the higher levels’ instructions.

Meanwhile, the agencies and units should closely coordinate with forces at all levels to ensure progress, quality, efficiency and absolute safety in all aspects.

He required the MND’s functional agencies to continue guiding units and enterprises to closely assess the formation of plans for the use of defense land, and strictly comply with the law and the MND’s regulations.

Meanwhile, they should intensify inspection and supervision over the activities of enterprises, as well as direct enterprises to concentrate on reviewing the situation of capital  use, investment efficiency, proposing plans, solutions and specific road-maps to handle shortcomings, thus ensuring sustainable and effective development, and well performing the function of the “production military” in the new situation.

Translated by Quynh Oanh