NGUYEN PHU TRONG
Party General Secretary, State President
The year 2020 will be especially important for Vietnam. The government, localities, and the whole political system must make greater efforts to design and implement programmes with sturdier and more feasible mechanisms and policies to ensure that the Resolution of the 12th Party Congress is accomplished. The common spirit is that we must be more active, dynamic, and creative so as to reap results that go beyond those in 2019.
In this spirit, I propose that priority be placed upon continuing to strengthen the macro-economic foundations, controlling inflation, and improving the economy’s internal capacity and self-reliance. Greater efforts are to be made in further improving the domestic business climate; boosting rapid and sustainable growth; implementing strategic breakthroughs; and improving the economy’s productivity, effectiveness, and competitiveness. Furthermore, it is necessary to strengthen the management of natural resources, environmental protection, defence against natural calamities, and response to climate change.
Priority is also to be placed on weathering limitations and weaknesses in the economy, with clearer results. It is necessary to swiftly review, amend, supplement, and perfect, as well as strictly implement the laws and policies in favour of enterprises in all economic sectors. Public investment must be accelerated in order to build key national works. Moreover, it is necessary to consolidate the organisational and human resources apparatus as well as improve the capacity of the Commission for the Management of State Capital at Enterprises to better guide implementation of restructuring programmes. (Excerpt from video conference between the government and localities on December 30, 2019)
NGUYEN XUAN PHUC
The socio-economic achievements we made in 2019 have demonstrated that with great will, solidarity, and determination, we will reap numerous achievements and that even difficult goals are within reach.
In 2019, we not only reached a growth rate that is on top of the region and the wider world but also succeeded in maintaining stable macro-economic foundations.
Our achievements have been recognised by top international organisations, with Vietnam’s ratings lifted and development outlook forecast to improve in 2020. The achievements have not only contributed to strengthening people’s confidence in the leadership of the Party and the state, but also to raising the country’s international prestige.
Each achievement is a fruit of nonstop efforts, consensus, and the mobilisation of the entire political system, along with strong determination to weather all difficulties by the millions of state officers and staff from the central to grassroots levels. I would like to send my sincere thanks to all of them.
This year will be one full of events. Vietnam will undertake the role as chair of the ASEAN, chair of the 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, and non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure. The country will also celebrate the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the 75th anniversary of National Day, and the 130th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh. It will also be the last year of the 2016-2020 Socio-economic Development Plan. To prepare for 2020, we must work with the highest responsibility to the Party and people. (Excerpt from video conference between the government and localities on December 30, 2019)
NGUYEN THI KIM NGAN
Chairwoman, National Assembly
At the eighth session of the 14th National Assembly (NA), we enacted a large volume of laws and resolutions, and discussed many important issues. This has reflected the effectiveness and seriousness of the NA’s operation, as well as the great efforts of the bodies of the legislature, the government, and other relevant agencies – not to mention the solidarity and brainpower of NA deputies. The session’s results have not only created strong confidence but also spur us to accomplish all tasks assigned.
At the session, the application of IT continued to be strengthened, which helps gradually improve the professionalism, quality, and effectiveness of the NA’s activities.
This year is the last one to implement the Resolution of the 12th Party Congress, the 2011-2020 Socio-economic Development Strategy, and the 2016-2020 Socio-economic Development Plan. The year will see the construction of the socio-economic development plan for the next five years. It will also be ripe with important diplomatic events. Ensuring success on so many fronts will require the participation of the whole political system.
Thus, it is suggested that the government, ministries, and agencies quickly implement laws and resolutions adopted by the NA, with importance attached to information and communications activities, and ensuring full compliance. They also need to give serious consideration to ideas from NA deputies, constituents, and other stakeholders to design feasible solutions for administration and ensure the documents that will be tabled at the next session of the legislature in May 2020 are compiled with sufficient speed and quality. (Excerpt from closing speech at the eighth session of the 14th National Assembly in November 2019)