A socio-economic development strategy for the next 10 years was presented by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on March 28 at a national online conference, held in Hanoi to popularise the resolution adopted at the Communist Party of Vietnam’s (CPV) 13th National Congress.
Phuc evaluated the implementation of the previous development strategy during 2011-2020, and summarised key points of the new one, which will be carried out from now until 2030.
He highlighted three main factors of the new strategy, which are “igniting the people’s nation-building aspirations”, taking advantage of science and technology advancements, and developing Vietnam into a modern industrial country with high average income by 2030.
“These are big goals and responsibilities. If we don’t aim for them our country will lag behind,” the prime minister said. “If we have the right directions and feasible solutions, they will be achievable.”
The new strategy aims to ensure the average income per person will be $7,500 a year by 2030, and $18,000 in 2045.
Gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow from 6.5-to-seven per cent a year from now until 2025.
Phuc also highlighted the country’s major achievements in the past decade, saying they were not the results of only one tenure of CPV but the accumulation of many tenures, with support from all social classes.
He also pointed out five lessons learned in the last 10 years, with the first being ensuring equilibrium between growth and stability, maintaining macroeconomic stability, and solving major economic concerns.
He stressed the importance of developing culture, society and people in line with economic growth, as well as taking education, science and technology advancement and national solidarity as the main motivation for the country’s development.
Phuc added: “The people’s consensus and solidarity will maximise all resources in nation building. Not only in building the party [CPV] but also in developing the national economy, and local economies in all sectors.”
The online conference was started by the CPV Central Committee’s Secretariat on March 27.
In attendance are 67 CPV Committees of centrally-run cities, provinces and central agencies, and more than 7,300 committees at local levels.
Addressing the event, Vo Van Thuong, Politburo member and standing member of the secretariat, stressed the significance of in-depth study and popularisation, and implementation of the resolution, which should become a regular activity throughout the tenure and one of the major tasks of 2021.
He said that the proper and creative implementation of the resolution from state officials and CPV members will create consensus among the people, promoting patriotism, self-reliance and the great national solidarity strength and the desire for national development, contributing to its successful implementation.
This will also help combat degradation in political ideology as well as signs of “self-evolution” and “self-transformation” among CPV members, while protecting the political party’s ideological foundation and fighting wrongful and hostile arguments.
Highlighting the need to roll out a strict and high-quality popularisation of the resolution, Thuong asked participants to clarify major contents and new policies in documents of the CPV’s 13th National Congress, thus pointing out advantages and difficulties as well as challenges facing the national revolution in the future, while applying the policies to suit specific conditions of each locality, and successfully realising political tasks in the 2021-2025 period.
VIET NAM NEWS/ASIA NEWS NETWORK