At the meeting (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - The 14th National Assembly adopted
a Resolution on socio-economic development plans for 2021 during its 10th session in Hanoi on November 11.
Of the 439 deputies, or 91.08 percent, present, 430, or 89.21 percent,
voted in favour.
The Resolution sets the goals of fighting the pandemic and protecting
health while restoring socio-economic development.
It also looks to quality human resources training in combination with
scientific-technological development, social welfare, and environmental protection
in adapting to climate change.
Administrative reform will be stepped up to create a favourable business
environment, while discipline will be strengthened to improve the efficiency of
the fight against corruption and waste.
Strengthening national defence and security is also a goal, as is enhancing
external activities and global integration, safeguarding independence, sovereignty
and territorial integrity, and creating an environment of peace and stability
in service of rapid and sustainable national development, thus improving the
country’s stature in the international arena.
GDP next year is to grow by around 6 percent and per capita GDP averages
3,700 USD. The CPI growth should be around 4 percent and social productivity is
to increase by 4.8 percent.
The rate of poor households, under multidimensional poverty standards, is
expected to fall by 1-1.5 percentage points. Medical insurance coverage will
reach nearly 91 percent. More than 90 percent of city dwellers will gain access
to clean water via a concentrated water supply network, while forest coverage is
to reach about 42 percent.
Agreeing in general with the tasks and measures presented by the
Government, the Supreme People’s Court, and the Supreme People’s Procuracy, the
legislature asked the Government to perfect socialism-oriented market economy
mechanisms, control inflation, adopt synchronous and effective measures to
boost exports and stimulate domestic demand, and actively tap into opportunities
from free trade agreements, especially the Comprehensive and Progressive
Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the EU-Vietnam Free Trade
The Government was assigned to step up the restructuring of the economy
in combination with renewing the growth model, and improving economic
competitiveness based on science and technology and innovation.
Another task is to continue to step up the settlement of bad debts and the
restructuring of credit organisations, which should ensure the principles of
openness and transparency in line with market mechanisms.
The Cabinet is responsible for restructuring agriculture and developing the
rural economy in combination with new rural area development.
It must conduct national, regional, and provincial planning for the
2021-2030 period, for submission to authorities in line with the Law on
The NA also called on people and soldiers at home and abroad to uphold a
spirit of patriotism and solidarity, contributing to realising the 2021
socio-economic development plan and creating momentum for development in 2021-2025./.