According to a report delivered by the Ministry of
Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, 24 out of 26 targets have been met and
Among 9.2 million national contributors across the
country, over 1.3 million are entitled to enjoy monthly allowances. Up to
99.5 percent of households of national contributors have living standards
equal to or above the average living standards of local residents.
Jobs are created for 1.5-1.6 million domestic
workers each year and more than 100,000 are sent abroad for contract jobs.
The unemployment rate is about 2-2.2 percent and that in urban areas is
below 3.5 percent.
Last year, nearly 300,000 workers joined voluntary
social insurance schemes, bringing the total to around 574,000. Some 85.3
million people, or 90 percent of the population, joined health insurance,
four years earlier than the resolution’s target.
About 3 percent of the population enjoy monthly
allowances, including 1.65 million elder people.
Concluding the event, PM Phuc requested reducing the
rate of malnourished children under five and improving access to clean water
up to national standards in rural areas.
He emphasised that social policies must ensure
comprehensive and inclusive development, narrow the wealth gap and reduce
The government leader ordered efforts to study a
scheme on social policies for the 2021-2030 period to submit to the Party
Central Committee for consideration.
In the short term, further attention should be paid
to pooling all possible resources to fight COVID-19, considering a national
social welfare relief package, continuing to refine laws in various areas,
and improving the quantity and quality of basic social services, he said.
The PM urged developing a flexible, diverse,
multi-level and modern social insurance system towards social insurance for
all people, especially voluntary social insurance in agriculture and