PM calls for continued spirit of solidarity to fulfill double targets hinh anh 1Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the meeting. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh emphasised the need to maintain solidarity to complete tasks in the time ahead while chairing the Government’s regular meeting in Hanoi on November 6.

The PM reiterated the targets of safely and flexibly adapting to and effectively controlling the COVID-19 pandemic; spurring economic recovery; ensuring social welfare, as well as social security and order; actively and proactively integrating into the world, and optimising the signed free trade agreements (FTAs).

He also urged stimulating domestic consumption and taking measures to curb inflation.

The PM pointed out challenges and risks facing the country like complex developments of the pandemic, fiscal risks, public debts, inflation pressure and slow economic restructuring.

He said it was a must to speed up vaccinations, especially in key areas like southwestern provinces and cities, striving to complete the inoculation of the remaining vaccines this month.

PM Chinh also stressed the need to take drastic solutions to accelerate public investment given an array of limitations in this regard.

The Ministry of Planning and Investment reported at the meeting that the number of businesses resuming operations in October increased 29.8 percent against the previous month, and about more than 75 percent of labourers have returned to major cities and industrial parks since mid-October.

The country’s export value last month was up 6.4 percent, with a trade surplus recorded in the month after a period of trade deficit.
PM calls for continued spirit of solidarity to fulfill double targets hinh anh 2An overview of the meeting. (Photo: VNA)
According to Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long, among 195 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines under signed contracts and agreements, 124 million doses have arrived in Vietnam. Up to 109 million doses have been allocated to localities, of which 88 million doses have been inoculated.

In the southern region, which has been hit hard by the pandemic, 95.7 percent of the population above 18 years old have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, the minister said.

Regarding the vaccination for children aged from 12 to 17 years old, he said the inoculation have been taking place safely, with no cases of serious reactions./.