Spain has helped Vietnam develop its tourism in a sustainable manner and in line with set orientations, according to participants at a ceremony in Hanoi on May 21.
On behalf of the Party and State leaders, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung presented the award to the ministry in recognition of its achievements and contributions to national construction and development.
At the meeting, PM Dung urged the ministry to implement Party and State socio-economic development policies and guidelines, and complete State management institutions and mechanisms, especially the legal system for land, natural resources, the environment, minerals, and the country's sea and islands.
He asked the ministry to improve the effectiveness and quality of monitoring the use and exploitation of natural resources, accelerate the modernization of technology, raise the capacity of meteorological forecasts and climate change observations. and improve the environment to ensure sustainable development.
The ministry should improve information and education related to protecting the environment and natural resources, and deal strictly with violations. It should also strengthen international cooperation and mobilise the international community’s support for protecting Vietnam’s sovereignty over its sea and islands in accordance with international laws, PM Dung said.
Greater attention should be given to personnel training to meet national requirements for the new period and prevent negative phenomena of State management of natural resources and the environment.
On the occasion, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai conferred the Independence Order, second class, to former MONRE Minister Pham Khoi Nguyen.
National Assembly Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu also presented the current MONRE Minister, Nguyen Minh Quang, with the second class Labour Order.