Gov’t-to-localities teleconference slated for Dec. 30 – 31

A teleconference between the Government and localities is scheduled to take place on December 30 and 31 under the chair of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

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Minister, Chairman of the Government’s Office Mai Tien Dung 

At a press meeting in Hanoi on December 27,Minister, Chairman of the Government’s Office Mai Tien Dung said the event willalso see the presence of leaders of the Party, State, National Assembly andVietnam Fatherland Front; officials of ministries, sectors and localities; andrepresentatives of major enterprises.


The conference will review socio-economicdevelopment in 2019 and set up orientations for task performance next year.

It is organised amidst the substantivemacro-economic results in 2019, Dung said, noting all the 12 targets set by theNational Assembly were fulfilled, and seven of them were surpassed.

He highlighted that this year’s GDP growth ratewas at 7.02 percent, among the fastest in the world and exceeding the target of6.6 – 6.8 percent. Inflation was controlled, at 2.79 percent – a three-yearlow. Meanwhile, trade revenue increased 8.1 percent, compared to the planned 7– 8 percent.

The multidimensional household poverty ratedeclined by 1 – 1.5 percent, and 90 percent of the population have been coveredby health insurance, compared to the target of 89.3 percent.

The official also cited the General StatisticsOffice as reporting that 138,100 businesses were established in 2019 with acombined registered capital of 1.73 quadrillion VND (over 74.7 billion USD), up5.2 percent and 17.1 percent, respectively.

Additionally, 39,400 companies resumedoperations and another 43,700 suspended their activities to wait for dissolution.

At present, about 54.7 million people aged over15 have jobs, including 19 million in the agro-forestry-fishery sector, 16.1million in the industrial – construction sector, and 19.6 million in theservice sector.

The general unemployment rate in 2019 is 1.98percent, and it is 2.93 percent in urban areas and 1.51 percent in ruralregions, statistics show./.VNA

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