Cabinet members discuss BT projects, law on planning

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired a cabinet meeting on Thursday to discuss controversial issues of a draft decree on the use of public property to pay investors in build-transfer (BT) projects.

Addressing the meeting, PM Phuc clarified that BT is still a necessary investment format at present, which is allowed by the Law on Public Property Management 2017. He asked the Ministry of Finance to continue collecting ideas on the draft decree, thus ensuring its efficacy which is hoped to open up broader spaces for optimising resources for national development. The PM requested the ministry to submit the draft document within the month of April. The same day, the Prime Minister and the cabinet also evaluated the implementation of the Law on Planning, aiming to seek solutions to possible obstacles during the process. The Prime Minister said it is necessary to issue a decree guiding the implementation of the law, which must be completed within the month of April.

Source: VOV5