Nguyen Xuan Phuc has requested ministries to prioritise capital in the
medium-term public investment plan for 2016 - 2020 to natural disaster
prevention and climate change response in the time ahead.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chairs the Government meeting in Hanoi on August
13th (Photo: VNA)
He made the request at a Government meeting in Hanoi on August 13th that
discussed the allocation of the VND10 trillion (over USD430.6 million) which
is the reduction of the capital initially planned for projects of national
importance in the medium-term public investment plan for 2016 - 2020.
PM Phuc asked the Ministry of Planning and Investment to review the
remaining investment capital of the 2016 - 2020 period so as to make
appropriate allocation plans in which important and urgent projects
promoting regional connectivity and developing disadvantaged areas should be
prioritised, particularly those on natural disaster prevention and control
and climate change response.
He also told this ministry to work with relevant agencies to build the
public investment allocation plan for 2020 to submit for consideration,
stressing that they must prioritise disadvantaged areas, especially the
Mekong Delta and the northern mountainous region, as well as the critical
projects that will promote private investment attraction and socio-economic
In this regard, the Government has adhered to legal regulations and
resolutions of the National Assembly and the National Assembly Standing
Committee to ensure transparency and prevent interest groups, corruption and
wastefulness, he added.
Also on August 13th, the Government members scrutinised the funding for the
Huu Nghi - Chi Lang and Dong Dang - Tra Linh expressways running through the
border provinces of Lang Son and Cao Bang. These are the projects crucial to
economic development of northern localities.
Huu Nghi - Chi Lang Expressway will be an artery of the economic corridor
traversing Nanning of China and Lang Son, Hai Phong and Quang Ninh of
The route from Hanoi to Cao Bang, where the Tra Linh border gate is located,
is currently 280km long, taking 5.5 - 6 hours driving. Once opened, the two
roads, together with Bac Giang - Lang Son Expressway, will help cut down the
travelling time to 2-2.5 hours./.