All-round assessment of pandemic’s impacts needed: NA Chairman

Thursday, 2021-10-21 17:29:41
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National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (Photo: quochoi.vn)
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NDO/VNA - Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue has asked the Government, ministries, sectors, and localities to make all-round assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic’s socio-economic impacts.

He made the request at a group discussion of parliamentarians on October 21 morning, part of the ongoing second session of the 15th NA.

Legislators looked into the implementation outcomes of the 2021 socio-economic development plan, the draft development plan for next year, the report on the COVID-19 prevention and control, and the implementation of Resolution No. 30/2021/QH15 released at the 15th NA’s first session in July.

Other issues under consideration included the implementation of this year’s State budget plan, the State budget estimates and the allocation plan for the central budget in 2022, along with the finance - State budget plan for 2022 - 2024.

Participants asked the Government and all-level administrations to evaluate the pandemic’s impacts, address shortcomings, steer clear of subjectivity and hastiness in the COVID-19 prevention and control, and soon issue a general programme on socio-economic recovery and development.

Echoing the views of some deputies, Chairman Hue demanded the Government, ministries, sectors, and localities make all-round assessment of the pandemic’s socio-economic impacts, which will serve as the basis for building general strategies and plans for combating and safely and flexibly adapting to COVID-19, as well as for issuing socio-economic policies that suit the reality.

He noted that all parliamentarians have reached high consensus on the need for changing mindset and focusing on the safe, flexible, and effective adaptation to the pandemic.

The NA leader held that the general programme on socio-economic recovery must take into account fiscal and monetary policies so as to boost both economic recovery and development.

However, the legislature is unable to consider a financial package for the general programme on socio-economic recovery right at this second session as preparations for this issue haven’t been completed yet, he said, adding that the NA Standing Committee is planning to seek permission for organising an irregular meeting in December to decide on this matter.