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The National Assembly (NA)’s Committee for Economic Affairs has asked the
Government to carry out a pandemic response strategy that includes support for
economic recovery and development.
The committee made the request
in a report verifying the outcomes of the Government’s implementation of the
socio-economic development plan for 2021 as part of the 15th NA’s second
session that opened on October 20 morning.
The report, delivered by chairman of the committee Vu Hong Thanh, emphasised that the fight against COVID-19
has been carried out in a drastic, comprehensive, and timely manner, resulting
in important outcomes, and that the governance of the macro-economy has reaped
multiple successes this year.
However, it also demanded
the Government to rectify the shortcomings in the COVID-19 prevention and control,
and provide a detailed and practical report on supply chain disruptions and the shortages of workers
and experts in some localities and industrial parks.
Chairman of the NA's Committee for Economic Affairs Vu Hong Thanh. (Photo: VNA)
The Government was asked
to map out solutions to workers leaving big provinces and cities, measures for
attracting them back to their workplaces, and ways to create jobs for those who
have returned to their hometowns.
For the remaining months
of 2021, the NA's Committee for Economic Affairs requested the Government to exert
utmost efforts to combat COVID-19, protect people’s health and lives, and quickly
address difficulties and obstacles.
The Cabinet also needs
to strongly promote the disbursement of public investment capital, guarantee
social security, reopen schools, and promptly prepare a programme on economic
recovery and development to be submitted to the NA.
It should consider the
feasibility of the GDP growth target of 6 - 6.5 percent for next year and give a
more detailed and persuasive explanation of the budget overspending and export -
import balance, according to the committee./.