PM orders prioritising pandemic control for safe and warm Tet

VOV.VN - It remains imperative to focus on prioritising pandemic prevention and control measures to ensure people enjoy Tet in a safe, healthy, joyful, exciting, and economical manner, whilst also doing well with social welfare efforts to leave no one behind.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh made the statement while chairing a regular cabinet meeting on January 28 aimed at assessing the socio-economic development situation in January. He also spent time to devise tasks for February and ahead for the following months, along with drafting a Government Resolution on a socio-economic recovery and development programme.

During his opening remarks, PM Chinh outlined that this month has seen the country experience many important political, socio-economic, and diplomatic events, including the Government’s teleconference with localities to assess socio-economic development results in 2021 and launching tasks ahead for this year.

This is in addition to the 15th National Assembly’s first extraordinary session, an official visit to Vietnam by Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh, and the start of activities to ensure a warm and happy Lunar New Year holiday for people both at home and abroad.

Following the positive results recorded in the fourth quarter of 2021, in January the socio-economic situation continues to recover, especially as production and business activities are resumed now the disruption of the labour supply chain has been handled.

Most notably, the macroeconomic situation can be viewed as stable, with inflation being brought under control. Consumer price index in January was controlled at an appropriate level, increasing by 1.94% over the same period from 2021.

Large balances of food and energy have been maintained to meet people's needs during the Lunar New Year festival. Indeed, the State budget meets spending needs, especially on disease prevention and support for social policy beneficiaries.

Business activities continued to record a positive recovery, with the number of newly-established businesses and those returning to the market being at the highest level ever.

The index of industrial production (IIP) in January grew by 2.4% over the same period from last year as the export turnover of goods in January reached US$29 billion, an increase of 1.6% over the same period from last year.

The Government chief concluded by underlining the need for greater efforts to ensure social order, safety, and security during the forthcoming Lunar New Year festival.