Resolution No. 19/NQ-CP on the Government’s regular meeting in January 2021
To temporarily halt unnecessary festivals or crowded events
This content is prescribed by the Government in the Resolution No. 19/NQ-CP dated February 10, 2021 on the Government’s regular meeting in January 2021.
Specifically, the Government requests to temporarily halt unnecessary festivals or crowded events; strictly implement the mandatory health declaration for people from infected areas and promote universal health reporting; scrutinize cases returning from epidemic areas; expand testing for early detection of infection cases to quickly confine and stamp out epidemic; mandate mask-wearing in public spaces; and avoid gatherings.
Besides, the Government also requests to implement solutions to bolster economic growth, striving to make Vietnam one of the centers of production and application of high technologies in the region and the world; actively review solutions to administer fiscal and monetary policies to propose to reduce, extend tax payment time limits, restructure debts, exempt or reduce interest rates, and support enterprises and customers affected by Covid-19.
Concurrently, consider to extend the implementation and disbursement period of the budget capital investment plan in 2019 to December 31, 2021, etc.
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translation of the Official Gazette of the Vietnam News Agency
THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Hanoi, February 10, 2021
On the Government’s regular meeting in January 2021
Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government dated June 19, 2015; the Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Law on Organization of the Government and the Law on Organization of Local Governments dated November 22, 2019;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 138/2016/ND-CP dated October 01, 2016 promulgating the working regulation of the Government;
Based on the discussion of the delegates and the conclusion of the Prime Minister at the Government’s regular meeting in January 2021, held on February 02, 2021,
1. Regarding the socio-economic conditions in January 2021; the situation and urgent solutions to prevent and control the Covid-19 pandemic; the preparation for the Lunar New Year (year of the Ox) 2021; scenarios and solutions to promote economic growth in the first 6 months of 2021
The 13th National Congress of the Party was successful organized, creating new motivation, new spirit, pride and profound trust in the strength, audacity and will of the entire Party, the people, and people’s armed forces, as well as the innovation cause and the bright future of the country. In the context of the complicated Covid-19 development all over the world, the socio-economic conditions in the first month of 2021 still witnessed many positive signs. Macro-economic conditions continued to be stable. Inflation was kept under control while consumer demand increased. The money market was relatively stable. Interest rates continued to decrease, contributing to supporting businesses to access capital for production and business restore and development. State budget revenues of most of localities ascertained the implementation progress of estimates assigned by the National Assembly. Trade volume rose to US$54.1 billion, up 45.7% over the same period in 2020, in which trade surplus was US$1.3 billion. Public investment capital disbursement achieved outstanding results. Disbursement in 2020 reaches VND 452.4 trillion, equalling 96.13% of the plan, the highest rate in recent years. Disbursement in January was equivalent to 3.25% of the plan for 2021. 89% of ministries, agencies and provinces completed the assignment of detailed planned capital for 2021. The industrial production index of the industrial sector increased by 22.2%, of which index of the processing and manufacturing industry was 27.2%. Agricultural production remained stable, adequately meeting the food demand for domestic consumption and for export. Plentiful and diverse commodity sources were prepared to serve the consumption demand of the people during the Lunar New Year. Total retail sales of consumer goods and services was 3.7% higher than that of the previous month and 6.4% than the same period last year. Business registration witnessed many positive changes. In the month, there were over 10,000 newly established enterprises, an increase of 21.9%. And the number of new employment registration increased 37.2% over the same period in 2020. The number of enterprises returning to operation reached the highest level in recent months, reflecting the confidence of enterprises and investors in the country's economic prospects. Many innovative programs and activities were strongly promoted to foster the application of science and technology, and digital transformation at enterprises. Communication and information about the Party Congress and Covid-19 response were strengthened. Policies on social security, social welfare, preparation, and care of Tet for the people received due attention, especially for people with meritorious services to the revolution, the poor, ethnic minorities, people in remote areas, areas affected by natural disasters, storms and floods, and quarantine areas isolated by the pandemic. National defense, political security, social order, and safety were maintained. Foreign affairs and international integration continued to be a focus.