People is the target of development: Prime Minister hinh anh 1PM Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the event. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam has regarded people as the centre, subject and driving force and target of development, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh told a plenary session of the third annual high-level forum on the fourth industrial revolution in Hanoi on December 6.

He said amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has flexibly adopted many policies to ensure social security, helping to stablise people’s lives.

Over the past two years, under the leadership of the Party and the State, as well as with the consensus of businesses and people, and international support, Vietnam has basically brought the pandemic under control, the PM noted.

Thanks to joint efforts, the macro economy has remained stable, inflation has been controlled, major economic balances have been ensured, while foreign direct investment (FDI) has increased and the production and supply chains have been resumed, thereby helping to strengthening the confidence of people, businesses and investors, he said.

For the socio-economic recovery programme, the PM stated that Vietnam has been closely, flexibly and effectively combining fiscal, monetary, trade and investment policies, among others.

The country will also work to maintain macro-economic stability, curb inflation, and ensure major economic balances, while focusing on social security and people, corporate development and strategic infrastructure, including infrastructure for digital transformation, PM Chinh said.

Regarding the pandemic combat, the PM affirmed that the public’s health is a top priority, adding that apart from the phased vaccine rollout, Vietnam will take solutions to ensure safety at industrial parks, gradually open schools, resume international flights, and restore tourism and international trade.

In infrastructure development, priorities will be given to transport, power and telecom infrastructure, especially in remote, border and island areas, according to the government leader.

The PM also reiterated Vietnam’s foreign policy of multilateralisation and diversification, adding that the country develop relations with its partners in a more practical and effective manner in the spirit that Vietnam is a friend of all nations and it will make positive contributions to building and maintaining peace, security, safety and stability in the region and the world at large.
People is the target of development: Prime Minister hinh anh 2At the event (Photo: VNA)
The forum, held both in online and in-person forms, saw the participation of foreign ambassadors in Vietnam, Vietnamese ambassadors in foreign countries, representatives from international organisations, experts, scholars and business people at home and abroad.

Prior to the plenary session, there were 10 thematic seminars from November 9-18, bringing together nearly 8,000 delegates.

They discussed smart production, smart city development, green and new energy, new business models, e-government building towards digital government, digital infrastructure, digital technology and digital workforce./.