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Socio-economic in the first months of the year saw many positive changes

On the morning of May 23, the National Assembly heard Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh, authorized by the Prime Minister, present a report on additional evaluation of the implementation of the development plan. Socioeconomic and State budget in 2021, the implementation of the socio-economic development plan and the state budget in the first months of this year.

According to the Government’s report, 7/12 main targets have been met or exceeded the plan for 2021. Some socio-economic indicators are higher than those reported to the National Assembly.

In the first months of this year, the Government directed the drastic and synchronous implementation of measures to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic; Effectively implementing the nationwide vaccination campaign, Vietnam is now one of the six countries with the highest vaccine coverage rate in the world, with over 217 million doses. The epidemic is basically under control, strengthening the confidence and safety of people and businesses, making an important contribution to socio-economic recovery and development.

Macroeconomic stability continued to be maintained, major balances of the economy were ensured, inflation was controlled with the average CPI in the first 4 months increasing by 2.1%. Currency market, exchange rate and interest rate are stable; Credit balance by the end of April increased by 7.18% compared to the end of last year. State budget revenue reached over VND 657 trillion, an increase of more than 15% over the same period. Economic growth in the first quarter reached 5.03%, higher than the same period 2 years ago.

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh said: “Implemented three strategic breakthroughs according to the Resolution of the 13th Party Congress, economic restructuring associated with growth model innovation is focused and directed. The Government has issued implementation of the Action Program to implement the National Assembly’s Resolution on economic restructuring for the period of 2021 – 2025. Many contents of the Program on socio-economic recovery and development have been promptly implemented by the Government, such as: policies on interest rate support, value added tax exemption and reduction for businesses, housing rental support for employees; national key traffic works are urgently implemented.

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Overview of the opening session of the third session, the 15th National Assembly.

According to the Government’s report, in the first four months of the year, more than 80,000 enterprises were newly established and returned to operation, an increase of nearly 27% over the same period. Including last year and the first 4 months of this year, the Government has supported over 49.6 million employees, 728.4 thousand times of employers with a total budget of over 81.6 trillion VND.

The Government’s report also clearly shows that the fight against corruption and negativity has been implemented drastically, synchronously and comprehensively in the spirit of the Central Steering Committee and has achieved important results.

The backlogs that have lasted for many years are being solved step by step with certainty and efficiency. The fields of culture, society, environment, national defense, security and foreign affairs have all achieved positive results; People’s living standards continue to improve. The results achieved have created an atmosphere of excitement in the whole society.

Regarding the shortcomings and limitations, the Government’s report has shown that the production and business activities of enterprises and people still face many difficulties. Many supply chains continue to be affected; prices of input materials, especially petrol and oil prices, fluctuate a lot; energy conversion is still slow; Export turnover also depends heavily on foreign-invested enterprises, the stock market, corporate bonds and real estate have many potential risks. The implementation of the National Target Programs and some contents of the Socio-Economic Recovery and Development Program has been slow.

“The analysis, evaluation and forecast work is still limited; the initiative in directing, operating and organizing implementation at some levels, some agencies, units and localities is still not high. at times, there are still awkward, passive, and inflexible places.Self-reliance and self-reliance in some ministries and local branches is not high; the coordination between a number of local agencies and branches has not been really tight. closely and effectively,” said Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh.

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Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh.

Regarding the key tasks in the coming time, the Government’s report emphasized: The target of economic growth from 6% to 6.5% is a huge challenge. The Government has identified 12 groups of key tasks and solutions.

One of the important tasks that the Government focuses on directing and administering is continuing to implement synchronously and effectively the Resolutions and Conclusions of the Central Committee, the National Assembly and the Government; focus on controlling the COVID-19 epidemic and quickly recovering and developing sustainable socio-economic.

Expeditiously implement the Resolutions of the 5th Plenum of the 13th Central Committee, especially on land, collective economy, cooperatives, agriculture, farmers and rural areas; expeditiously complete and submit it to the National Assembly for consideration and amendment of the 2013 Land Law.

Along with that, the Government will proactively manage synchronously, flexibly, closely coordinate monetary, fiscal and other policies to continue maintaining macroeconomic stability, ensuring the balance between the two countries. large and control inflation.

“Promoting sustainable increase in State budget revenue, thoroughly saving expenses, especially non-business expenditures of investment nature. Accelerating restructuring of the system of credit institutions in association with bad debt settlement, especially are weak commercial banks Strengthen the management and supervision of the stock market, corporate bonds, and real estate to ensure healthy, safe and sustainable development. prices; operating and stabilizing prices; promoting trade, import and export; and having effective solutions to maintain supply chain stability,” emphasized Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh.

The Government will also drastically implement solutions to strongly promote disbursement of public investment capital, ensuring efficiency. Resolutely transfer public investment capital in 2022 of ministries, branches, central agencies, and localities that are slow to deploy to other units and projects that can be completed soon and effectively. Accelerate the completion of procedures and disbursement of 03 National Target Programs. To soon submit to the National Assembly Standing Committee for consideration and comments on the list of projects using capital from the Socio-Economic Recovery and Development Program.

Along with that, the Government will continue to implement safe, flexible adaptation and effective control of the COVID-19 epidemic. Proactively take measures to deal with newly arising diseases; Researching and absorbing opinions of the People and National Assembly deputies on the regulation of history subject as a compulsory subject in the educational program at the high school level.

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