NA deputies interested in economic recovery solutions post COVID-19

Legislators continued to question Government members regarding labour, invalids and social affairs, education-training, and planning and investment at a Q&A session on November 11, as part of the ongoing 11th sitting of the 15th National Assembly.

Overview of the session. (Photo: VNA)
Overview of the session. (Photo: VNA)

For labour, invalids and social affairs, the deputies raised queries on the flow of people returning home due to impacts of both the COVID-19 pandemic and the fourth Industrial Revolution that makes low-skilled workers unemployed.

Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung presented five basic solutions, including improving the quality of workforce, forecasting capability, and personnel training.

Speaking at the session, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam stressed the need to roll out policies to ensure rights and interests of the returning labourers, covering housing and social welfare establishments.

In his closing remarks at the session for the minister, NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue said Dung has full understanding about matters under the management of the ministry, and responded to the questions candidly and satisfactorily, while proposing many specific solutions to the current problems.

Party and State leaders have assigned the Vietnam Fatherland Front to coordinate with Ho Chi Minh City and relevant localities to organise online ceremonies in memory of people, officials and soldiers who died of COVID-19.

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs should join hands with the Vietnam Fatherland Front, HCM City and other localities in the organisation, he said.

Also at the hearing session, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung cleared up legislators’ concerns over planning and investment issues.

The raised questions focused on policies and solutions to recover and develop the national economy in the new context, along with solutions to support enterprises, cooperatives and household businesses that are facing difficulties, such as extending tax payments, accelerating the disbursement of public investment and official development assistance (ODA), and speeding up the implementation of major national projects.

Minister Dung will continue to appear at the Q&A session on November 12 morning.