The Government Office on September 24 issued Document No.6858/VPCP-KTTH on the prime minister's directions on the establishment of special working groups at ministries, agencies, and localities to solve difficulties and challenges facing businesses and people hit by COVID-19.
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meeting with EU businesses in early September |
According to the document, on August 30, the prime minister issued Decision No.1447/QD-TTg on the establishment of the special working group of the prime minister to solve difficulties facing businesses and people hit by the pandemic.
To timely and effectively perform the tasks and measures assigned for ministries, agencies, cities, and provinces, the PM asked them to quicken the establishment of their special working groups led by their ministers, heads of ministerial-level agencies, and government agencies, and chairpersons of provincial and municipal people’s committees directly under central government.
The PM asked special working groups to submit monthly reports and whenever necessary to update about how they solve the difficulties for businesses and the people, and propose measures to deal with emerging and potential issues exceeding their power.
A number of domestic and international enterprises in Vietnam have proposed the government take bolder measures and adopt a new approach to help them solve their problems. For instance, at a meeting with the PM in early September, EU businesses have emphasised the need to accelerate Vietnam’s vaccine rollout; ensure the free-flow of goods; ease the movement of workers; speed up the process for vaccinated business leaders, investors, and experts to return to Vietnam; ensure that factories and companies can resume operations as soon as possible; and the need to live with the virus in order to maintain economic growth and protect livelihoods.
It is expected that a webinar will be held on September 26 between the prime minister, ministries, localities and businesses to discuss the possible measures and solutions to their difficulties and challenges.