PM orders accelerating public investment capital disbursement

VOV.VN - It remains imperative to roll out drastic measures aimed at fast-tracking the disbursement of public investment capital and the realisation of the socio-economic recovery and development programme, as well as three national target programmes.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh made the statement while chairing a meeting with ministries, sectors and localities on September 26.

The Government chief requested that ministries, sectors, and localities pinpoint  specific difficulties and obstacles hindering their work and devise ways to deal with them by for the greater benefit of the state, nation, and people.

Underlining that the global and regional economic situation will continue to fluctuate, thereby affecting the domestic economy, PM Chinh stated the significance of the effective implementation of the socio-economic recovery along with the development and the three national target programmes. These efforts aim to support the fast and sustainable recovery and the maintenance of macro-economic stability, as well as the completion of socio-economic targets for this year.

Along with promptly completing investment procedures for public capital in the 2021 to 2025 period, ministries, sectors, and localities need to intensify the monitoring of projects using capital and closely control the implementation of the projects, he asked.

They were therefore requested to take a range of specific measures which can remove difficulties, especially those in ground clearance, while fighting corruption during the process.

PM Chinh noted that working groups from ministries, sectors, and localities should make frequent checks on the projects and offer timely solutions to any problems which arise.

For the three national target programmes, the PM requested that leaders of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Education and Training, and Ministry of Information and Communications direct the building and issuance of guiding documents for the implementation of the programmes. Meanwhile, the various heads of the People’s Committees of cities and provinces were ordered to promptly come up with implementation roadmaps.

According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, more than US$22.85 billion of public investment capital from the State budget is expected to be disbursed throughout the course of the year.

To date, two central agencies and 10 localities have recorded a disbursement rate of over 70%, while 39 ministries and central agencies, as well as 22 localities, have reported lower disbursement rates compared to the country’s average. In addition, 14 others have finalised less than 20% of the plan assigned by the PM.