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Socio-economic recovery, development scheme should be effective, feasible: PM

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired a cabinet meeting on the drafting of a socio-economic recovery and development programme on October 24.

Addressing the meeting, the Government leader underlined that the scheme's scale should be large enough and its implementation duration should be long enough in line with the Resolution of the 13th National Party Congress and the socio-economic development plan for the 2021-2025 period as well as the socio-economic development programme for 2022.

It should be based on accurate and objective assessments and forecasts along with reliable statistics, he stated.

The PM stressed that the programme must have focuses and priorities. For example, in health care, attention should be paid to measures to improve the country’s medical capacity from preventive medicine and grassroots health care system to vaccines and treatment activities. Meanwhile, in issues related to social welfare, the focus should be the recovery of the labour market and sustainable poverty reduction.

Regarding economic recovery, the programme should focus on boosting the recovery of businesses and cooperatives and strategic infrastructure development, strengthening the national governance capacity, completing the institutions, speeding up administrative reform, increasing decentralisation and distribution of power, and preventing and combating corruption, he said.

The Government leader underscored that the programme should include careful calculation of resources and flexible adjustments of monetary and fiscal policies, ensuring macro-economic stability and major balances as well as inflation control.

The drafting agency should continue to collect ideas from relevant agencies, he said, noting the need to ensure that the draft programme is effective and feasible in order to create consensus from the public./.