The most important tasks are radically curbing the spread of COVID-19, protecting people’s safety and well-being, striving to sustaining economic gains and boosting economic recovery, he said.
He also reported on Vietnam’s economy in April and the first four months of 2021 which saw positive signs.
April CPI inched up 0.89%, the lowest level since 2016. Four-month State budget revenue made up 40.5% of the yearly plan and was 7.9% higher than the same period last year.
Four-month foreign trade grew by 29.5% year-on-year, with trade surplus reaching US$1.29 billion. The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) spurred 24.1% in April and 10% from January-April.
The country has so far disbursed 18% of public investment, relatively higher than a year earlier, Son noted.
He urged relevant authorities to swiftly come up with measures to remove barriers in terms of legal institutions, mechanisms and policies so as to release resources for development; and at the same time, accelerate the progress of disbursement of public investment, particularly ODA, and speed up major projects.
More attention should be paid to helping farmers distribute their products, he said, adding that ministries and local administrations must also maintain a close watch on the development of prices of fuel and material products and make timely reports to the government in order to keep the inflation under control.