Hanoi (VNA) – The Government is determined to intensify measures to create new momentum and accelerate the disbursement of
public investments stimulate economic growth in the last quarter of this year,
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said while chairing a regular cabinet meeting on Oct. 2.
With these efforts, the government hopes to create a premise for the first months of 2022, thereby bringing the country to the new normal, the leader said.
To this end, Chinh called on ministries, agencies and localities to focus on developing a strategy for economic recovery and development in the new normal from October 1 and another strategy on the containment of the pandemic.
He urged ministries and agencies to flexibly combine fiscal policy with monetary policy, better control inflation, ensure major economic balances, accelerate the disbursement of public investments and ODA loans, ensure the movement of goods. and displacement of people, work harder to eliminate “yellow cards” for “illegal, unreported and unregulated” (IUU) fishing and maximize the opportunities offered by free trade agreements (FTAs).
The PM ordered to remove obstacles to projects, increase computer applications and digitization, ensure social welfare and improve the efficiency of communication work to build social consensus.
Although the pandemic has been essentially brought under control, with a decrease in infections and deaths in Ho Chi Minh City and its adjacent localities, vigilance must be maintained while resuming socio-economic activities in accordance with the established roadmap, Chinh said.
He stressed the need to fight against negative phenomena, corruption and interests of groups in the fight against the pandemic, saying that the purchase of medical equipment should be transparent, avoiding losses.
The leader took note of the economic achievements in September and the first nine months of this year, with GDP growing 1.42% year-on-year and FDI up 4.4% to some 22.15 % between January and September.
He also highlighted the limitations and difficulties such as the sharp decline in the third quarter GDP (6.17%), the decline in domestic collection and the low disbursement rate (47.38%).
Also at the meeting, the Prime Minister had an online working session with authorities from 63 cities and central provinces of the country as well as 705 districts, towns and villages on the prevention and control of COVID-19.
Participants discussed building temporary instructions to fit and control in a safe and flexible way COVID-19[female[feminine.
Regarding the crowds of migrants leaving HCM City and the southern province of Binh Duong for their hometowns, the Prime Minister called on them not to move freely to prevent the spread of the pandemic.
Affected localities should encourage workers to stay in cities where they work to get vaccinated and continue to participate in socio-economic activities in host cities, he said. /.