Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh takes the floor at National Assembly’s Q&A sessions. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
Prime Minister Pham Minh
Chinh took the floor at a Q&A session on November 12 to give further explanation after Cabinet members answered law-makers' questions on issues regarding health care; labour, invalids and social
affairs; education and training; and planning and investment.
Addressing deputies’ concern over difficulties and
challenges, both short and long terms, to socio-economic development due to the
COVID-19 pandemic, the PM said since October and early November, all-level agencies
and localities have continued to take drastic actions to combat the pandemic.
He highlighted changes in the mindset and methods in
this regard, shifting towards safely and flexibly adapting to and effectively control
the pandemic, and efforts to remove difficulties to production and business,
and reopen the economy according to a set roadmap.
Thanks to such efforts, progress has been made in
socio-economic development, he said, adding that macro economic stability
has been maintained and major economic balances have been ensured, with a low
During the first 10 months of this year, Vietnam ran a
trade surplus of 160 million USD, and attracted more than 20 billion USD in
foreign direct investment (FDI), up 15.8 percent year-on-year, he continued.
The leader also took note of good recovery in state budget
collection, industrial production, agricultural development,
services and the number of newly established enterprises.
At the National Assembly's working session. (Photo: VNA)
Ministries and agencies have paid due attention to social
welfare, notably policies towards labourers and employers, the PM said, stressing
that positive changes in culture, social affairs, environment, administrative
reform and the fight against corruption and other negative phenomena have helped
to consolidate public confidence in the Party’s leadership and the State’s
National defence and security has also been consolidated
and diplomacy, especially vaccine diplomacy, has been enhanced over the past time,
The Government leader, however, pointed out that a range of
difficulties and challenges remain ahead, including risks of the macro economy, inflation
pressure, the shortage of labourers, and the disruption of production and
supply chains, among others.
Given this, the Government has ordered synchronous and
effective implementation of the set tasks and solutions, especially speeding up
COVID-19 vaccinations nationwide and preparing treatment drugs.
The PM also said more efforts will be made in rolling out policies
to support people and businesses, removing bottlenecks to production and
business, and ensuring the circulation of goods and travelling of people, in order to achieve to the highest possible targets set for this year./.