The figures were announced at a conference held in Hanoi on January 11 to review the ministry’s operation last year and set tasks for 2019.
As heard at the function, the ministry disbursed more than VND20.24 trillion (US$872.38 million) of more than VND26.88 trillion (US$1.15 billion) it was tasked with in 2018.
During the year, the ministry completed 27 projects worth more than VND68.11 trillion (US$2.93 billion), and began 16 projects worth VND13.38 trillion (US$576.73 million).
It also prepared for various major projects, including those on building the eastern section of the North-South highway, and the Long Thanh international airport, and on expanding Tan Son Nhat international airport.
Regarding administrative reform, the body had all of its 75 procedures join the national and ASEAN single-window mechanisms within 2018. It also put into operation the 1.0 version of the ministry’s e-governance system.