Localities asked to review impact of COVID-19 on development hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
- Chairspersons of the people’s committees of centrally-run cities and provinces have been asked to review the overall impact of COVID-19 on local socio-economic development.

According to a dispatch sent by the Ministry of Planning and Investment, they must review economic growth in terms of gross regional domestic product, State budget collections, exports and imports, tourism, corporate performance (the number of enterprises and consumption levels), and the lives of local residents and workers and those hit by the pandemic, such as the poor, social beneficiaries, and ex-revolutionaries.

Localities are also required to suggest measures to support workers and enterprises, ensure social welfare, maintain social safety and order, and step up public capital disbursement.

At the same time, they must exert the utmost effort to achieve socio-economic development goals for 2020 set by the Party Central Committee and in resolutions of the National Assembly, the Government, and city and provincial party congresses and people’s councils.

Localities have also been directed to promptly handle investment procedures and address any difficulties facing businesses, cooperatives, and business households./.