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Macro economy basically stabilised in seven months: PM

The macro economy was basically stabilised in the first seven months of this year, with remarkable achievements recorded in many spheres, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said on August 11.

Speaking at the Government's regular meeting, held via teleconference, the PM said attention has been paid to cultural and social affairs, while social security has been ensured.

“This is also the common assessment of international organisations and institutions,” he noted.

Regarding the fight against COVID-19, PM Chinh said the pandemic is till under control, adding major pandemic clusters have been contained.

Some localities have effectively implemented the Government’s Resolution No. 68, providing timely support for employees and employers affected by the pandemic, the PM continued.

He asked agencies and localities to raise public awareness and responsibility, and encouraged residents to seriously observe COVID-19 prevention and control regulations.

All-level Party Committees and the entire political system should carry forward their role to strictly implement the PM’s relevant directives, the government leader said. 

“Each agency, enterprise, commune and ward must be a fortress to fight against the pandemic, and each citizen must be a soldier in the combat,” he stressed.

For the vaccine issue, the PM affirmed Vietnam’s sound vaccine strategy, further explaining that apart from imports, the Government and concerned agencies are working hard to accelerate the transfer and research of COVID-19 vaccine production technology to produce the vaccines domestically.

Although the work is going smoothly, domestic vaccine production and recognition requires more time and must follow strict scientific and legal procedures, according to the PM.
For businesses, the PM stressed the need to avoid any disruptions in the supply chain while regulations on goods circulation are strictly observed.

PM Chinh said it was time to focus on combating the pandemic because a successful fight against the COVID-19 would promote socio-economic development and facilitate socio-economic recovery.

However, he said, economic development should be maintained to have resources to prevent and control the pandemic.

He asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to promote vaccine diplomacy and the Ministry of National Defence to support the pandemic prevention and control.

The Ministry of Public Security was assigned to assist the frontline forces and ensure security and order for the people while the Ministry of Information and Communications was directed to strengthen dissemination campaigns on the work and counter false allegations of hostile forces.

The PM noted that ministries, agencies, and localities must step up the fight against corruption, refrain from acts that cause troubles for the people, and prepare documents for submission to the upcoming second session of the 15th National Assembly./.