Despite COVID-19 impacts, Gov’t reaffirms determination not to shrink from difficulties
VGP – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc reaffirmed the
Government’s strong determination not to shrink from difficulties caused by
the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (standing) addresses the
Cabinet meeting on June 2, 2020. Photo: VGP
Addressing the Cabinet meeting Tuesday, the
Government chief ordered every sector and level to roll out concrete and
more drastic measures to ensure roboust economic recovery with an aim to
realize the growth goals as highest as possible.
Viet Nam has gone 47 days without new COVID-19
community infection though more than 4684 citizens have been repatriated
from abroad while the economy has recovered quickly as evidenced by growth
of industrial production (11.2%) and total retail sales of goods and
services (26.9%) in May.
The Economist listed Viet Nam as the 12th strongest
among 66 emerging economies in its report on financial strength in the wake
of the COVID-19 fallout, which indicated the country’s rising prestige on
the international arena.
Phuc, however, warned that inferior levels,
especially front line forces, are not allowed to be subjective in the face
of ongoing complicated evolution of the pandemic across the world and the
nation is encountering challenges such as disruptive supply chain, adverse
weather conditions, and inflation pressure, and slow disbursement of public
All levels and sectors were urged to implement the
Government’s newly-issed Resolution No. 84/NQ-CP concerning tasks and
solutions to continue removing difficulties for production and business
activities, accelerating the disbursement of public investment, and ensuring
social order and safety to maintain economic growth momentum.
He also asked for accelerating digital economy,
e-government and e-payment development and soon completing a legal framework
for new tech-based business models./.