The Central Theoretical Council hosted a seminar during its 11th session in Ho Chi Minh City on April 14, with theoretical and practical issues arising during the country’s Doi Moi (renewal) being the main theme of discussions.

Opening the event, the council’s chair Dinh The Huynh, who is also a Politburo member, said the country will mark 30 years since launching the Doi Moi policy in 2016. Initial review of the process has reveal nine new and important issues that are in need of careful research, including feasible solutions for the country to become an industrialized country by 2020, the role of social development and management in the Party’s strategic thinking, the system of values for the Vietnamese people and nation in the country’s new stage of development, and the content, model and method of the Party’s ruling.

Huynh also mentioned the need to enrich the content of the socialist-oriented market economy, which Vietnam is pursuing. How to mobilize all labour forces and resources for development is also another important question among others, according to the official.

According to Le Thanh Hai, Politburo member and Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, there are three key questions regarding the socialist-oriented market economy that need to be scrutinized, particularly the changing of ways of thinking and working of the authorities from central to grassroots levels in exercising the State economic management in the context of the market economy.

He said Vietnam is behind other countries in building the market economy, so the country can make use of tested-and-approved market tools that are suitable with its specific situation.

In addition, policies and solutions to ensure social welfare, reduce poverty sustainably and unceasingly improve the general living standard, thus helping maintain socio-political stability are urgently needed, he said.-VNA