Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at the event (Photo: VNA)
– Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh expressed determination to build an
innovative, transparent, action-oriented and effective Government in service of
the people during the first meeting of the 15th Government that was held
virtually nationwide on August 11.
Attending the event
were Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc,
National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and other leaders.
PM Chinh stressed that
the Government is resolved to not achieve economic growth at the expense of
social progress and justice, and environment. It will keep improving material
and spiritual lives of the people, consistently and resolutely fight corruption
and negative behaviours, consolidate national defence-security; firmly
safeguard independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity; ensure social
safety and order, enhance external relations and global integration, and
improve the country’s role, position and prestige on international arena.
During the 2021-2025
period, the Government targets rapid and sustainable economic growth which is
higher than the 2016-2020 average growth. By 2025, Vietnam is expected to be a
modern-oriented industrialised nation, take synchronous measures to effectively
cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, ensure peace and well-being of the people in
the spirit of “leaving no one behind”.
The Government set 23
targets for 2021-2025, including about 6.5-7 percent economic growth. The rate
of manufacturing and processing sector will account for 25 percent of the gross
domestic product (GDP), digital economy around 20 percent and State budget
deficit 3.7 percent. The rate of poor households under multidimensional poverty
standards will be reduced by 1-1.5 percent annually, 95 percent of the
population will be covered by health insurance while the rate of forest
coverage will not be lower than 42 percent.
To such end, the Government outlined 13 key tasks and measures for the period.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong speaks at the event (Photo: VNA)
Speaking at the event,
Party General Secretary Trong gave orientations and directions to the
Government for the 2021-2026 tenure and the next period.
As Vietnam is building
a socialist-oriented market economy, he suggested the Government, its agencies and all-level administrations pay special attention to apparatus building and
personnel work, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of decentralisation
and collaboration among agencies./.