On the morning of September 14, the Ministry of Planning and Investment held an online conference to build a plan for socio-economic development and public investment in 2022 in the Red River Delta and the Northern Midlands and Mountains.
This is the first conference in a series of 3 online conferences with 3 North, Central and South regions including 6 socio-economic regions in the country with the goal of guiding and exchanging with localities to evaluate expected results. in 2021, advantages and disadvantages in implementing the plan.
The conference was attended by representatives of agencies of the National Assembly, Government, Ministries and leaders of 11 localities in the Red River Delta, 14 localities in the Northern midland and mountainous region, showing their interest. agencies for the formulation of socio-economic development plans, public investment and local planning.
Good regional linkage and regional planning will take advantage of the available potentials
Speaking at the opening of the conference, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung emphasized, “Based on the achieved results, localities set out goals and solutions to implement socio-economic development plans. Association and public investment in 2022 to ensure focus, efficiency, achieve set goals and improve coordination and sharing among localities in the operation, development and implementation of plans, especially in the context of complicated and unpredictable developments of the Covid-19 epidemic."
According to the Minister, 2021 is of special significance, being the first year of implementing the 10-year socio-economic development strategy 2021-2030, the 5-year socio-economic development plan 2021-2025 and 5-year plans on fields according to the resolutions of the Party and the National Assembly. The Government defines the action motto of 2021 as "Solidarity, discipline, innovation, creativity, aspiration for development".
In order to implement the action guideline set out by the Government and at the same time in line with the situation of the epidemic, the Government has issued many resolutions and action programs to implement such as: No. 01/NQ-CP, Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP, Resolution No. 63/NQ-CP, Resolution No. 68/NQ-CP, Resolution No. 105/NQ-CP and thematic resolutions of the Government , a special working group of the Prime Minister to direct all levels and branches to focus on implementation.
Minister Nguyen Chi Dung noted that, despite very difficult conditions and complicated developments of the epidemic, the implementation of socio-economic development in the eight months of the Red River Delta and the Midlands - South The Northern Mountains have achieved positive results: the basic macroeconomic indicators are stable, the major balances of the economy continue to be ensured. Production and business activities are still maintained in the context of strong impacts from the epidemic.
Social security issues are guaranteed. The 6-month average growth rate of the two regions is higher than the national average, in which, some localities have the highest growth rates in the country. State budget revenue in 8 months of the two regions reached 406.62 trillion VND, accounting for 38.25% of the national revenue; Export turnover in 8 months reached 108.62 billion USD, accounting for over 50% of the whole country; Total registered FDI in 8 months reached 6.9 billion USD, accounting for 36.1% of the whole country; The number of newly established enterprises in 8 months reached 30,360 enterprises, accounting for 37.2% of the whole country.
The Minister noted that the issue of regional linkage and regional planning is very important for localities.
"If doing well the issue of regional linkage and regional planning, it will take advantage of the available potentials and advantages of localities and limit the destruction of the motivation of localities together", the Minister emphasized.
Proposing solutions to build the post-pandemic economic recovery program
In order for localities to focus on discussions, Minister Nguyen Chi Dung raised a number of suggestive issues such as: requesting localities to make a comprehensive assessment, analyze the pros and cons, and clarify the main reasons. Objectively, objectively and with solutions to the implementation of socio-economic development and investment in May 8 and estimated implementation in 2021; in which, clearly assess the expected results of implementation of GRDP targets of localities in 2021.
In addition, localities proposed the right solutions, shared good practices to promote socio-economic development and implemented public investment plans in the context of the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, especially is the disbursement in 9 months and the last months of 2021 under the direction of the Prime Minister at the recent conference on disbursement; at the same time, focusing on the ability to disburse public investment capital in 9 months must reach at least 60% of the plan assigned from the beginning of the year.
Minister Nguyen Chi Dung also asked localities to plan to develop socio-economic development and public investment plans in 2022; in which, it is necessary to focus on forecasting, assessment and analysis of the situation, the "new normal" context, highlighting difficulties, obstacles and shortcomings and limitations for the Ministry of Planning and Investment Invest in synthesis, answer or propose competent authorities to consider and remove.
In addition, localities need to clarify difficulties and obstacles in the process of implementing socio-economic development plans related to each local area such as planning, public investment, overcoming impacts of the Covid-19 epidemic, business issues, business investment, social security...
In addition, localities study and propose solutions to develop economic recovery programs after the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure implementation immediately after the epidemic is under control; in which focus on recovering key sectors and fields of the locality and region. As for the planning, it is suggested that localities raise more difficulties and obstacles; At the same time, recommendations for the implementation of provincial planning for the period of 2021-2030, vision to 2050 and related plans...
The Minister said that, along with the process of synthesizing and developing plans and the comments and discussions of the delegates at the conference today, representatives of the leaders of the units of the Ministry will answer the following issues. problems and difficulties are mentioned by localities in large groups of issues to work with localities to develop socio-economic development plans suitable to the conditions and circumstances of each locality, contributing to the progress towards successfully accomplish the set goals and tasks.
(Translated by Google)