Addressing deputies’ concern over difficulties and challenges, both short and long terms, to socio-economic development due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PM said since October and early November, all-level agencies and localities have continued to take drastic actions to combat the pandemic.
Chinh highlighted changes in the mindset and methods in this regard, shifting towards safely and flexibly adapting to and effectively control the pandemic, and efforts to remove difficulties to production and business, and reopen the economy according to a set roadmap.
During the first 10 months of this year, Vietnam ran a trade surplus of 160 million USD, and attracted more than 20 billion USD in foreign direct investment, up 15.8 percent year-on-year, he continued.
Ministries and agencies have paid due attention to social welfare, notably policies towards labourers and employers, Chinh said, adding that national defence and security has also been consolidated and diplomacy, especially vaccine diplomacy, has been enhanced over the past time.
According to the government leader, more efforts will be made in rolling out policies to support people and businesses, in order to achieve to the highest possible targets set for this year./.