VOV.VN - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired an online meeting on August 11 with the local business community in order to listen to their opinions and requests aimed at removing any obstacles and ramping up post-pandemic economic recovery efforts.
In his opening speech, PM Chinh reviewed major local and international developments in recent times, saying that despite the global economic downturn, the national economy has successfully maintained its upward trajectory, with GDP witnessing an expansion of 7.72% in the second quarter of the year.
Most notably, the successful control of the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly contributed to supporting the Government’s efforts in maintaining macroeconomic stability, reining in spiraling inflation, and promoting growth, he stressed.
He expressed great appreciation for businesses working hard to combat subsequent COVID-19 outbreaks, undertaking restructuring initiatives, and ensure that production stayed up and running, while sharing difficulties faced by the both the Government and people.
The Government leader went on to warn participants about significant challenges which are still ahead, including potential future epidemics and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, all of which will likely affect the national economy in the coming months. He added that he would attentively listen to the concerns of local firms and duly make recommendations in order to speed up the process of economic recovery.
The Government stands ready to accompany and support the business community in cushioning the impact of any economic shocks and ensuring that future economic development gets back on track, said the PM.