Handling problems to soon put Thai Binh 2 thermal power project into exploitation and use
Over the past time, the Government and the Prime Minister have removed difficulties, obstacles and backlogs of some big state-owned enterprises such as Vietnam Airlines, Vietnam Railways, given opinions to settle weak credit institutions, promulgate the decree on renovating old apartment buildings…; promulgate standards, criteria, conditions and processes for capitalization of state-owned enterprises; amend and promulgate some mechanisms and policies under the authority of the Government.
The Prime Minister noted to pay attention to solving difficulties caused by the impact of the project on cadres, officials and employees - Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac
In the afternoon of 15 July, under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, the Standing Committee of the Government held a meeting to consider and resolve the long outstanding problems and issues related to Thai Binh 2 thermal power project.
After listening to reports of the ministries and sectors, statements of relevant agencies, opinions of Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai, Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh concluded in the following direction.
Organize to strictly implement the conclusions and directions of the Secretariat, the Standing Committee of the Government and the Prime Minister with the goal of dealing with obstacles, limitations, difficulties and inadequacies in order to soon put the project into exploit and use, avoid wasting resources of the State, money and efforts of the people. This money-losing and weak project caused frustration among the people.
Leaders of Oil and Gas Group reported at the meeting - Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac
Among the recommendations proposed by Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PVN), there are 4 proposals under the authority of PVN, the Prime Minister requested Commission for the Management of State Capital at Enterprises to direct PVN to handle and settle according to its authority and take responsibility for their decisions.
With the next 3 recommendations (on recovery of advance of EPC contract; contract penalty; management cost for equipment procurement of the general contractor), the Prime Minister requested to clarify the political basis, legal basis, practical basis as well as necessary financial resources so that on that basis, propose solutions according to the authority of all levels.
The specific contents of difficulties need to be focused on dealing with according to two options: Option 1 proposed by PVN to competent authorities some specific mechanisms; Option 2 settles according to a specific financial package considered and decided by the competent authority. The Prime Minister requested to carefully analyze the advantages and disadvantages of these two options and express the political opinion of which option PVN will choose.
Especially, the Prime Minister noted that it must pay attention to solving difficulties caused by the impacts of the project on cadres, officials and employees, in the short term, PVN will study and immediately solve the regimes and policies in accordance with the regulations from legal sources. In the long term, PVN will carefully study and propose fundamental solutions during the project implementation.
The Prime Minister stated clearly the viewpoint to protect those who dare to think, dare to do, dare to take responsibility, without personal motives, bad purposes, corruption, and negative issues in the process of handling and solving the problems related to the project - Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac
On implementation organization, the Prime Minister requested to consider the establishment of a special working group if necessary. At the same time, the Prime Minister assigned Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh to directly handle promptly and effectively the backlogs and problems of the project according to his/her authority, the contents beyond his authority should be reported to the Prime Minister for consideration and decision.
The Prime Minister stated clearly his viewpoint to protect those who dare to think, dare to do, dare to take responsibility, without personal motives, bad purposes, corruption, and negative issues in the process of handling and solving the problems related to the project.