|Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng (right) chairs the meeting. —VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — The Politburo has asked for best efforts in pandemic prevention and control while executing socio-economic development targets at its meeting held on Friday to discuss the Government report on the implementation of the socio-economic development plan for the remainder of 2021 and 2022.
The meeting, chaired by Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng, also heard Government reports on the implementation of the State budget in 2021 and plans for 2022; the financial and State budget plan for 2022-24; and time proposed to carry out the salary policy reform.
The Politburo agreed the pandemic prevention and control since the beginning of the year has achieved positive results, production and business activities have been maintained, and social security is ensured, particularly for people and workers in pandemic-hit areas. However, with the rapid spread of the Delta variant since the fourth outbreak, the socio-economic development of the country is facing many difficulties and challenges which may last through the year and to early 2022, affecting the possibility to fulfil set targets for the res of the year.
The Politburo has told ministries, agencies and localities to stay alert and continue study to supplement, complete and implement pandemic prevention and control measures with priorities giving to ensuring vaccine sources and medicine; and resolutely prevent and control COVID-19 to protect people’s health and lives; closely watch the situation to proactively build proper and feasible plans and solutions to cope with the pandemic which may last for a long time.
It is necessary to proactively prepare pandemic prevention and control plans and effectively implement the economic recovery and development programme, be ready to adapt and cope with any situations, tap opportunities from quick recovery trends of big economies, and support job generation, income increase, and improvement of living conditions for labourers, the Politburo said.
The Politburo agreed with the plan to propose the Party Central Committee and the National Assembly to allow delaying the timeframe to carry out the salary policy reform.
Concluding the meeting, Party General Secretary Trọng said the reports were carefully made and they analysed and assessed correctly, objectively, and comprehensively the pandemic situation and prevention and control tasks as well as socio-economic development and State budget from early this year with forecast for the remaining months of 2021. The reports would serve as a foundation for the building of the socio-economic development plan and State financial and budget plan in line with the real situation, ensuring pandemic prevention and control and socio-economic development from now until the end of 2021 and for 2020. — VNS