PM orders southern localities to take actions in realising dual targets hinh anh 1Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (second from left) inspects COVID-19 prevention and control efforts in Binh Duong province (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has ordered authorities of Ho Chi Minh City and surrounding localities in the southern key economic region to take the initiative to realise the dual targets in a flexible method as COVID-19 situations remain complicated.

He made the statement while presiding over a recent virtual meeting with leaders of HCM City and neighbouring provinces of Binh Duong, Dong Nai, Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Binh Phuoc, Tay Ninh, Long An, Tien Giang, regarding COVID-19 prevention and control, economic development and measures to ensure people’s lives.

Local authorities have kept a close watch on the situations and spared no efforts in taking action, thereby fulfilling the twin targets although the pandemic is yet to fully brought under control, the PM said.

HCM City and seven provinces all achieved gross regional domestic product (GRDP) of over 5 percent in the first half of 2021, higher than that in the same period last year, and budget collection surpassed the set targets in the period, heard the event.

The Government leader ordered that actions must be taken with considerations for the situations, period and locations, in an endeavour to focus on economic development and curbing the spread of the pandemic.

He stated that people play a central role while political institutions at grassroots level serve at a foundation for COVID-19 prevention and control and production in the current context, adding that the political system needs to exert further efforts in the fight.

Relevant agencies were requested to promptly review and address bottlenecks in production, especially those that emerge during outbreaks, as well as maintain political stability and ensure safety for people in HCM City and other localities, so as to hold the national high school graduation examination in a safe and effective manner and in line with the regulations.
PM orders southern localities to take actions in realising dual targets hinh anh 2The PM joins the working session in Dong Nai (Photo: VNA)
Previously, Chinh joined a working session in Dong Nai province on the socio-economic development in H1 and COVID-19 prevention and control efforts./.