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Government outlines major socioeconomic tasks and solutions for 2020

Released at: 17:47, 02/01/2020

Government outlines major socioeconomic tasks and solutions for 2020

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Resolution No. 01 issued on first day of new year.

by Long Van

The government issued a resolution on January 1 outlining major tasks and solutions to realize the country’s socioeconomic development plan and State budget estimates in 2020, according to a report from the Vietnam News Agency.

It also set a motto of “Discipline, integrity, action, responsibility, creativity and efficiency” for 2020.

In Resolution No. 01/NQ-CP, the government emphasizes the need to continue perfecting a socialist-oriented market economy, optimizing resources, creating an equal, open, and optimal investment and business environment, and improving law-making as well as the effectiveness and efficiency of management and law enforcement.

More effort should be made to stabilize the macroeconomy, curb inflation, and raise productivity, quality, efficiency, competitiveness, internal capacity, and self-reliance.

Economic restructuring needs to be in tandem with reform of the growth model, while speeding up the implementation of national projects promoting the role of key economic regions and major urban areas.

The resolution also covers more rapid, sustainable, and practical economic development in combination with cultural and social development and environmental protection, and the improvement of people’s material and spiritual lives.

It highlights high-quality human resources training along with scientific and technological development, creativity, and innovation.

The management of land and natural resources, environmental protection, natural disasters and disease, and climate change must be bolstered, according to the resolution.

Another focus lies with organization and administrative reform, along with the intensification of discipline and rules and the fight against corruption, wastefulness, and other bad deeds.

The resolution urges efforts to consolidate national defense and security; improve the efficiency of external affairs and international integration; maintain independence, national sovereignty, territorial integrity, and a peaceful and stable environment to serve national development; advance the reputation and position of the country in the international arena; effectively manage free trade agreements; and perform Vietnam’s roles as ASEAN Chair, Chair of the 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 41), and non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure.

It also calls for close coordination between agencies, organizations, and Fatherland Front committees, as well as patriotic emulation, innovation, and the organization of major events.

The resolution outlines ten major tasks and solutions for 2020, including building and perfecting the legal system towards sustainability, modernity, international integration, feasibility, and efficiency; seriously observing laws; consolidating the macroeconomic platform, curbing inflation, and creating a foundation for rapid, sustainable development; and stepping up economic restructuring in line with growth model reform, while improving productivity, quality, efficiency and competitiveness in a pragmatic and effective manner.

Other tasks include effectively mobilizing and utilizing resources, pushing ahead with infrastructure, and promoting the role of key economic regions and big urban areas

Resources, innovation, scientific-technological development and application, mechanisms to attract talent, and social progress and equality are also covered.

National defense and security must be combined with socioeconomic development, external affairs, and international integration, the resolution states, stressing the need to raise the efficiency of State management to boost administrative reform and the settlement of petitions and complaints, while combatting corruption, wastefulness, and bad deeds.

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