Vietnamese government issues resolutions on socio-economic development

The Vietnamese government has issued two resolutions numbered 01 and 02 on measures to promote socio-economic development and enhance national competitive capacity in 2021 respectively.
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Information on the two resolutions was released at a press conference chaired by Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung on January 4, according to Nhan Dan Newspaper.

Dung said the Prime Minister’s message for this year is to continue to act aggressively, translating challenges into opportunities and taking advantage of both shifting investment and digital transformation.

The government is aiming for a growth rate of 6.5% in 2021, 0.5 percentage points higher than the target set by the National Assembly.

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A press conference is held on January 4 to announce two resolutions for realizing the socio-economic development plan, bettering the business climate, as well as improving national competitive capacity in 2021.

Photo: VNA

Resolution No.01 held that despite challenges and negative impacts brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters, Vietnam attained impressive and comprehensive achievements in various sectors, and successfully realized the “dual goals” of controlling the pandemic and recovering socio-economic growth. The results were achieved thanks to the dogged determination of the Government and concerted efforts by ministries, sectors, all people and businesses under the leadership of the Party.

In a bid to realize the socio-economic development plan for 2021-2025, the Government has identified “solidarity, discipline, innovation, aspiration for development” as guidelines for actions in 2021.

The Government defined 11 key missions and measures, including effective implementation of tasks to serve the organization of the Party Congress, the election of deputies to the National Assembly and all-level People’s Councils, and preparation, issuance, and implementation of action programs to carry out the Party and National Assembly’s resolutions, Vietnam News Agency reported.

According to the Resolution, the Governmentwill continue implementation of its “dual tasks” in a flexible and effective manner; complete institutions for the socialist-oriented market economy, thus facilitating economic recovery and development based on stabilizing the macro-economy and curbing inflation rate; and improve the economy’s resilience.

This year, the Government will push ahead with economic restructuring in tandem with the renewal of the growth model, better the economy’s competitive capacity on the back of science-technology and innovation. Besides, it is to mobilize resources effectively, accelerate the planning process, develop the sea-based economy, while enhancing regional linkages, promoting the role of key economic zones and large urban areas, and continue with new-style rural area building.

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Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung at the press conference. Photo: Nhan Dan

The Resolution makes a point of improving human resources quality in tandem with promoting innovation and application of science and technology, developing culture and society, promoting social fairness, protecting the environment, and making a positive response to climate change and natural disasters.

Due attention will be also given to administrative procedure reform, state management efficiency, quality of officials and civil servants, the building of a facilitating administrative system with drastic actions to serve the people, and the fight against corruption.

Additionally, consolidating defense-security, maintaining social order, improving foreign affairs work, and international integration, among others, are seen as important tasks of the Government.

Under Resolution No.02/NQ-CP, the government requests ministries, municipal and provincial People’s Committees, and other governmental agencies to drastically, comprehensively, and effectively enforce main tasks and solutions to enhance Vietnam’s business environment and national competitiveness in 2021.

The government orders priority be given to improving a number of indexes and indicators regarding construction permit issuance, asset registration, settlement of contract disputes, the bankruptcy of enterprises, land administrative management quality, application of information technology, quality of vocational training, students’ skills, patent granting, fight against corruption, online transactions, a job opportunity in knowledge-intensive sectors, and sustainable ecosystem.

Ministries, municipal and provincial People’s Committees, and other governmental agencies must sharpen their focus on removing barriers hindering the effectiveness of coordination among them by clearly and transparently assigning rights and responsibilities of each unit. They must also quickly address issues caused by unclear and overlapping regulations in investment and management of land, environment, and natural resources.

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Illustrative photo: VNA

Resolution No.02/NQ-CP underlines the tasks and solutions for the national digital transformation program by 2025 with a vision towards 2030 approved under the government’s Decision No.749/QD-TTG dated June 3, 2020, which must go in line with public administrative reforms.

The resolution emphasizes solutions to improve the country’s preparedness for new production in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

It also requires attention on delivering level-3 and -4 online public administrative services, particularly in healthcare, education, and social welfare; accelerating cashless payment and developing e-commerce; applying information technology to make public procedures more transparent; engaging enterprises and people in the government building; promoting shared database for state governance, and developing and implementing the program on supporting enterprises’ digital transformation from 2021 – 2025.

Additionally, ministries, municipal and provincial People’s Committees, and other governmental agencies are asked to chalk out specific goals and roadmaps for the implementation of strategies and long- and medium-term plans in environmental protection, multidimensional poverty reduction, and development of mountainous and remote regions. They, at the same time, must strengthen awareness campaigns to educate society, especially the business community, on the importance of sustainable development.

The resolution also affirms to continue supporting COVID-19-hit firms and people to recover and address the impacts of the pandemic.

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