Government convenes online conference with localities

The Government’s online conference with localities convened on January 5, reviewing performance last year and discussing the implementation of the Party Central Committee’s conclusion and the National Assembly’s resolution on socio-economic development tasks in 2022.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh delivers an opening remark at the event (Photo: VNA)
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh delivers an opening remark at the event (Photo: VNA)

The conference is planned to hear reports on socio-economic development outcomes in 2021 as well as orientations and solutions for 2022, with participants discussing the Government’s draft resolutions for the implementation of socio-economic development plans, State budget estimates, and the improvement of business climate and national competitiveness this year.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong is expected to deliver a speech at the event.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong speaks at the conference (Photo: VNA)

In his opening remark, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said the conference will analyse progresses and frankly point out shortcomings and their causes regarding the performance of political tasks in 2021.

It will also put forth solutions serving new tasks set for 2022, particularly the implementation of plans on socio-economic development and State budget estimates given a difficult and challenging context, the Cabinet leader added.

As heard at the event, the year 2021 saw a series of important political events amid a complicated and unfavourable international situation due to COVID-19. It marked the thriving of Vietnam from a nation of low COVID-19 vaccination rate to one of the six countries with highest vaccine coverage worldwide.

Also last year, the nation grew 2.58 percent. Its import-export value increased 22.6 percent to 668.5 billion USD, the highest level to date, with a trade surplus estimated at 4 billion USD. Meanwhile, Vietnam’s foreign direct investment (FDI) was up 9.2 percent, particularly a 40-percent growth in added capital, reflecting foreign investors’ confidence in the country’s economic recovery.

In 2022, in line with the Party Central Committee’s conclusion and the National Assembly (NA)’s resolution, the Government identified a management theme highlighting solidarity; discipline; safe, effective, and active adaptation; recovery and development. It has set out 171 specific tasks for the realisation of 15 targets under the NA’s Resolution 32/2021/QH15. In addition, it has issued another 82 specific objectives for different sectors.

The Government will also build a resolution on the improvement of the nation’s business climate and competitiveness this year.