Prime Minister: Promote innovation, application of science and technology, increase general labor productivity

On the morning of January 4, 2023, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attended a conference to review the work in 2022 and deploy the tasks in 2023 of the planning and investment sector. The conference was organized directly by the Ministry of Planning and Investment in combination with 63 provinces and cities directly under the Central Government.

Actively proactive, comprehensively completing big tasks

Reporting to the Prime Minister at the conference, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Quoc Phuong said that although 2022 will have many difficulties and challenges, thanks to the drastic action of the whole political system, the Under the flexible management of the Government and the Prime Minister, Vietnam’s socio-economic situation has recovered positively and achieved important results.

Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Quoc Phuong reported at the conference

It is estimated that in 2022, 13/15 planned targets will be achieved and exceeded, the macro-economy is basically stable, inflation is controlled, economic growth is recovered positively, major balances of the economy are restored. Guaranteed, the consumer price index (CPI) is estimated at 3.15% for the whole year. GDP growth is estimated at about 8.02% for the whole year (the target is 6-6.5%).

Deputy Minister Tran Quoc Phuong emphasized that in 2022, the Ministry of Planning and Investment has done well in state management of planning, investment and statistics; regularly update and forecast the situation, develop economic growth scenarios; focus on giving general advice on building mechanisms, policies and major solutions; drafting many important projects and reports to help the Prime Minister and the Government promptly direct and administer to ensure major balances of the economy; contribute to stabilizing the macro-economy, controlling inflation, ensuring social security in the new context; model innovation, improving growth quality and national competitiveness; improve business investment environment, remove difficulties, promote production and business; promoting disbursement of public investment capital, taking advantage of the opportunity to recover and develop a strong economy after the difficult period caused by the COVID-19 epidemic.

The Ministry of Planning and Investment has completed to ensure the quality and progress of the assigned tasks, completed many major projects and reports as assigned by the Politburo, the Secretariat, the Government and the Prime Minister. deliver. As of December 31, 2022, the Ministry has completed 565/565 tasks assigned by the Government and the Prime Minister; submit 54/54 projects assigned in the 2022 Work Program of the Government and the Prime Minister.

Specifically, regarding the implementation and administration of the socio-economic development plan in 2022, based on the Resolutions of the National Assembly on the socio-economic development plan and the state budget estimate in 2022, the Ministry The Planning and Investment has developed and submitted to the Government for promulgation Resolution No. 01/NQ-CP dated January 8, 2022 on key tasks, solutions and State budget estimate in 2022 with the 16-word action motto “Solidarity” discipline, proactive adaptation, safety and effectiveness, recovery and development”.

Regarding public investment, based on the provisions of the Law on Public Investment, Resolution 43/2022/QH15 of the National Assembly, Resolution 584/NQ-UBTVQH of the National Assembly Standing Committee, the Ministry of Planning and Investment has reported to the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister issued a decision on adjusting and supplementing the central budget investment plan in 2022 for ministries, central agencies and localities, including assigning the 2022 plan to tasks and projects. project under the Socio-Economic Development and Recovery Program.

Regarding advising on development mechanisms of localities and territories, the Ministry presided over the development of 3 National Assembly resolutions on piloting a number of specific development mechanisms and policies for localities, including: Can Tho, Khanh Hoa , Buon Ma Thuot city, Dak Lak province; advise the Government to issue an action plan to implement the Politburo’s resolutions on 6 socio-economic regions.

Regarding improving the business investment environment, supporting business development, the Ministry of Planning and Investment has developed and submitted to the Government for promulgation Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP dated January 10, 2022 on continuing to perform the following tasks: The main solution is to improve the business environment and enhance national competitiveness in 2022.

Along with that, the Prime Minister’s Advisory Department approved the “Program to support private sector businesses to do sustainable business in the period of 2022 – 2025” and issued a plan to reorganize enterprises for the period of 2022 – 2025. . The ministry also promotes programs to connect innovative start-up ecosystems.

Regarding the implementation of planning, the Ministry has advised and submitted to the Prime Minister for promulgation the Decision to establish the National Master Plan Appraisal Council for the period of 2021 – 2030, with a vision to 2050; Report on the completion of “Orientation of national master plan for the period of 2021 – 2030, with a vision to 2050” and advise the Government to issue a Resolution on the national master plan.

Regarding the implementation of regional planning, the Ministry of Planning and Investment submitted to the Prime Minister for approval the task of planning 5 regions: the Northern Midlands and Mountains, the Red River Delta, the North Central and Central Coast, the Central Highlands and the Central Highlands. South East.

The implementation of provincial planning of all 63/63 provinces/cities has also been approved by the Prime Minister, of which 47 provincial plans have been prepared (including 2 approved plans), 11 Provincial planning has been appraised and is completing dossiers awaiting approval, 44 plans have been submitted for comments and prepared for appraisal.

Regarding statistical work, the Ministry has ensured sufficient and timely statistical information to well serve the leadership, direction, management and socio-economic administration of the Party, National Assembly and Government. Complete quality assurance and successfully publish monthly and quarterly socio-economic reports.

In addition, the Ministry of Planning and Investment has also carried out many other tasks, such as management and development of industrial parks, economic zones, national target programs, procurement management, and public-private partnership investment. , green growth…

In particular, the Ministry has closely followed and updated the macroeconomic situation, controlled inflation, and ensured major balances of the economy; identify difficulties and challenges in macroeconomic management and administration, take the initiative to propose appropriate solutions to advise the Government and the Prime Minister.

Continue to do well in strategic consulting work

Speaking at the conference, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh highly appreciated and praised the efforts of leaders, civil servants, public employees and employees of the planning, investment and statistics industry, achieving great results. actively, making an important contribution to our country’s achievements in 2022.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh: The Ministry of Planning and Investment has made important contributions to the overall development of the country

Emphasizing that the Planning and Investment industry is an industry with a long tradition of the country and of special importance, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh affirmed that the Ministry of Planning and Investment has made an important contribution to the overall development of the country in 2022. , reflected in advising and formulating socio-economic development policies.

Accordingly, the Ministry closely follows and firmly grasps the situation at home and abroad to perform the role of a general agency to advise and advise at the strategic level, the focal agency, to coordinate and administer the macro-economy, and to have specific products. , the efficiency is quantified.

The Head of Government also highly appreciated the promotion of regional linkage; cut nearly 5,000 projects to have money to invest in infrastructure, limiting the spread of public investment. In addition, the Ministry of Planning and Investment also directs the flow of public investment to the right focus and focus; attracting non-state resources such as FDI capital. Notably, the Ministry of Planning and Investment is also actively interested in digital transformation and innovation; institutionalize the Resolution of the Party; develop a law to regulate many laws, focusing on amending the Law on Investment, the Law on Cooperatives, the Law on Investment under the mode of public-private partnership (PPP).

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh emphasized: “Public-private partnership is not only in the field of transport but also needs to be replicated in park management, headquarters, stadium, guest house management… investment; MPI and all levels and sectors need to think broadly. The Prime Minister also highlighted the role of the MPI in improving the business environment. More FDI disbursement is due to the open investment environment.

In addition, the Prime Minister also pointed out challenges such as the need to mobilize more resources from the society, how to grasp the situation but react quickly to policies; Policy communication needs to be better, more accessible to people because there are still many people questioning why low inflation, rising GDP, stock market, corporate bonds, real estate are gloomy … ” It is necessary to promote communication, sharing and creating consensus in society,” the Prime Minister emphasized.

Regarding the tasks of 2023, the Prime Minister requested to maintain macroeconomic stability, control inflation, and ensure major balances of the economy. The most important thing is to continue to do a good job of advising on strategies to achieve socio-economic goals.

Accordingly, it is necessary to closely monitor regional and world developments; clearly identify opportunities and challenges; strengthen forecasting and warning, take the initiative in developing scenarios to promptly advise the Government and the Prime Minister on solutions in directing, operating and implementing the Party’s resolutions and conclusions. National Assembly and Government, remove difficulties and obstacles, promote growth and control inflation, promptly and effectively respond to fluctuations at home and abroad; support and remove difficulties for businesses and people, promote production and business activities.

The Prime Minister reiterated the requirement to contribute to building an independent and self-reliant socialist-oriented market economy associated with active and proactive international integration, which is substantial, extensive and effective. The Prime Minister analyzed that, through crises, difficulties and challenges, we are more and more aware of the very important requirement to build an independent and self-reliant economy; Having an independent and self-reliant economy will only have conditions to maintain the independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of the Fatherland. On the other hand, Vietnam is shifting its status in cooperation with other countries and partners, from the stage where the partners mainly support Vietnam to overcome difficulties, eliminate hunger and reduce poverty, to the stage of cooperation. equality, mutual benefit.

The third major task noted by the Prime Minister is to focus on perfecting institutions, mechanisms and policies, advising on the institutionalization of the Party’s guidelines and lines, concretizing the State’s policies and laws. detect and remove difficulties and obstacles, organize effective implementation.

The Prime Minister requested to promote innovation, application of science and technology, increase general labor productivity, closely follow trends such as digital economy, circular economy, green economy, and further enhance the role of the economy. The tectonic role of the Ministry of Planning and Investment, completing the material base for the national innovation center.

Continue to advise on building an open business environment to mobilize and effectively use all resources for development investment; allocate and use state resources appropriately and effectively. Further promoting public-private cooperation, taking public investment to lead investment, activating all social resources.

The Prime Minister requested the Ministry of Planning and Investment to accelerate digital transformation in all areas under management; further improve the quality of statistical work, with the main point of view being honest, objective, accurate, timely and transparent statistical information, “correct, sufficient, clean, live” data; build database system, do better policy communication to create social consensus.

The Prime Minister emphasized that it is necessary to promote decentralization, decentralization, and individualization of responsibilities along with appropriate resource allocation, improving the capacity of subordinates and strengthening inspection, supervision and resource allocation. The Prime Minister took for example, in the past, investment in highways was only deployed by the Ministry of Transport, but during this term, we have allocated a capital of up to 470,000 billion VND for the development of transport infrastructure. , 3 times higher than the previous term, if done in the previous way, it cannot be done. Practice has shown that the new way of doing things is appropriate and effective, because if decentralized, decentralized, and assigned tasks, provinces and cities are very excited and motivated to implement because expressway projects are associated with associated with local development.

Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung: Industry The investment plan will actively “seize opportunities towards the future”

Receiving the direction of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung, on behalf of the planning and investment sector, committed to continue reforming and improving capacity in all aspects. the motto “good must be better, faster must be faster”, improving forecasting capacity, adapting to arising situations, proactively “seizing opportunities towards the future”, striving to overcome difficulties challenge towel; strive to successfully complete the tasks assigned by the Party, State and people, and achieve higher results in 2023 than in 2022.

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