Vietnam gets down to work on 2022 development tasks

14:39 05/01/2022

The Government held an online conference on January 5 with all 63 cities and provinces in order to set out the implementation of socio-economic development tasks for 2022.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong attends and delivers a speech at the conference.

The event was attended by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue, and many other senior Party and State leaders.

In his opening remarks, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh noted that the conference is to review development results recorded in 2021, make an in-depth analysis of shortcomings, and put forward a range of solutions to realise the tasks for this year amid the complicated nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He requested that leaders of ministries, agencies, and localities devise specific solutions to bring into full play national development advantages, improve efficiency in resource allocation and use, and effectively fight against corruption and negativity in order to make a breakthrough in carrying out these tasks.

The resurgence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in late April dealt a heavy blow to the country’s socio-economic development. The virus subsequently spread to all 63 cities and provinces across the country, forcing local authorities to adopt strict social distancing measures that partly disrupted production and supply chains, and negatively impacted people’s livelihoods, especially in vulnerable groups.

The Government immediately introduced measures, including relief packages, in an effort to support businesses and needy people throughout society. 

Despite the ravaging impact of the prolonged COVID-19 outbreak, Vietnam managed to secure positive economic growth of 2.58%, sustain low inflation of less than 2%, and produce a trade surplus of US$4 billion in 2021. Foreign investors remained confident of the country’s economic recovery, pouring more than US$31 billion in capital, an annual rise of 9.2%.

In 2022 the Government will continue to implement thee strategy of living safely with COVID-19, aiming to achieve a GDP growth rate of 6-6.5%.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong is scheduled to deliver a speech at the conference.