The Party Central Committee’s Commission for Economic Affairs - a think tank in socio-economic matters - held a discussion in Hanoi on September 16 to collect officials and experts’ opinions on Vietnam’s socio-economic development from 2016 to 2020.

About 100 delegates heard reports by three independent research teams from the Development Strategy Institute under the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the National Economics University, and the University of Economics and Business under the Hanoi-based National University.

The reports project the regional and global economic outlook and impact on Vietnam, and suggest growth scenarios for the country and measures to implement socio-economic development in the 2016-2020 period.

Participants gave feedbacks to matters mentioned in the reports such as the perfection of the socialist-orientated market economy, human resources training, infrastructure development, and short-term macroeconomic policies.

The Commission for Economic Affairs this year is tasked with proposing scientific bases for the building of the 2016-2020 socio-economic development plan. Therefore, reviews on the country’s performance in the 2011-2015 period and predictions for the next five years are important for the work.-VNA