Hanoi (VNA) – The National Assembly passed the
Resolution on 2017 State budget balance with an approval rate of 91.53
percent of votes at the ongoing seventh session of the 14th legislature in
Hanoi on June 11.
Deputies vote to pass the Resolution on 2017 State
budget balance (Photo VNA)
According to the resolution, the total State budget collection surpassed
1.683 quadrillion VND (72.1 billion USD), while the total State budget
spending was estimated at more than 1.681 quadrillion VND.
The State budget overspending was over 136.9
trillion VND (5.87 billion USD), or 2.74 percent of the gross domestic
Chairman of the NA’s Committee on Finance and Budget
Nguyen Duc Hai reported that in the 2017 fiscal year, the Government
directed ministries, departments and localities to take measures to tighten
financial and budget discipline and handle violations.
However, wrong-purpose spending still exists while
the implementation of budget spending tasks by some ministries,
centrally-run agencies and localities remains slow, he noted.
The NA assigned the Government to direct ministries,
centrally-run agencies and localities to address shortcomings in the
allocation, use and management of public investment projects, and handle
basic construction debts ahead of December 31, 2014.
Promoting thrifty practices and preventing
wastefulness and corruption as well as strictly handling violating
individuals and organisations in the management and use of the State budget
are a must, according to the resolution.-VNA