January 28, 2022
HANOI — Deputy Prime Minister Lê Minh Khái instructed ministries to complete the draft Resolution of the Government on the socio-economic recovery and development programme during a conference on Tuesday in Hà Nội.
Chairing the conference, Deputy PM Khái said that the Government had carefully prepared the socio-economic recovery and development programme. The Politburo also issued Conclusion No 24 on December 30 last year on the programme.
At the last extraordinary session, the 15th National Assembly (NA) discussed and voted to approve the programme. NA Chairman Vương Đình Huệ signed and promulgated Resolution No 43/2022/QH15 on financial policies to support the programme.
The Government needs a resolution to officially decide on contents, tasks and solutions to implement Resolution 43. The conference thus is to give opinions on completing the draft resolution and submit it to the Government for approval. It will strive to issue the resolution before the Lunar New Year holiday.
The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) said that based on the conclusions of the Politburo and the NA’s Resolution, following Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính’s guidance, the ministry has proactively and urgently developed a draft resolution on the programme.
The draft resolution consists of four parts, identifying specific and detailed tasks and solutions of each ministry, agency and locality in an appropriate roadmap. It ensures fast implementation and minimises change. In case it is necessary to promulgate, the MPI will follow a simplified procedure to promptly submit it to competent authorities for consideration and decision in the first quarter of this year.
Regarding opinions of concerned ministries and agencies, the MPI has researched and acquired as much of the comments as possible to complete the draft resolution.
The MPI has also proposed the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to summarise, evaluate and report to competent authorities for support policies for people and employees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The draft resolution assigns the Ministry of Finance to be the lead agency and coordinate with the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) to submit to PM Chính for a decision on lending to students to buy computers and equipment for online learning.
The State Bank of Vietnam will work with the MoET to propose the PM for decision on lending policies for students and private preschool and primary schools in the first quarter of this year.
Concluding the conference, Deputy PM Khái asked the MPI to collect opinions from ministries to finalise the draft resolution.
The Deputy PM noted that the solutions must be feasible and realistic and closely follow the Politburo’s conclusions and the NA’s Resolution.
Deputy PM Khái confirmed it was a large programme with total budget of nearly VNĐ350 trillion (US$15.3 billion) and its tasks must be flexibly coordinated with the medium-term public investment plan. — VNS