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The total state’s spending in 2021-2025 is predicted to reach VND10.26 quadrillion, of which 28 percent would be spent for investment and development.
In the 2019 audit report on state budget finalization, the State Audit noted that outstanding debts in capital construction in localities are still high.
Some officials tasked to allocate public investment capital give themselves the right to "grant favors" to agencies and businesses.
According to the public investment plan in the period 2021-2025, the total state budget capital allocated for this period is VND2.87 quadrillion, not VND2,750 trillion as being reported to the 10th session of the 14th National Assembly.
Public investment will focus on important and key industries and sectors of the economy, of which economic sectors account for more than 71%.
The COVID-19 health crisis and the resulting economic downturn has thrown a spanner in the works of already tardy public spending, hindering Vietnam’s efforts to revive its post-pandemic economy and speed up slowing GDP growth.
The domestic economy has been gradually escaping from a slowdown, with growth bouncing back over the past three months thanks to the government’s efforts to curb the pandemic and remove enterprises’ obstructions,
The groups will be charge of handling outstanding projects with an aim to help solve longstanding problems at ministries and branches, and in localities.
The total public investment capital has increased sharply in the 2021-2025 period compared with 2016-2020, but the number of projects has fallen significantly.
Vietnam plans to outlay 2.87 quadrillion VND (124.5 billion USD) on public investment in the 2021-2025 period, up 120 trillion VND compared to the previous estimate.
Vietnam is to continue speeding up disbursement of public investment, with a focus on infrastructure development, in a bid to spur on economic growth and create more space for private enterprises.
Ten ministries and agencies, as well as 45 localities, are giving back the capital allocated to them as they did not spend all the money they received in 2020.
The Government has ordered the Ministry of Transport to complete two component projects of the North - South expressway (Highway NH45 - Nghi Son and Nghi Son - Dien Chau sections) by 2023.
With a strong certainty that air travel will recovery when the pandemic ends, airports are seen as long-term asset. In that case, any decision related to airport projects must be for the long-term view.
The National Centre for Socio-Economic Information and Forecasting (NCIF) has released a forecast on Vietnam’s economic performance in 2021, with GDP growth of 6.72 percent and CPI of 4.2 percent under an optimistic scenario.
Investors are pinning their hopes on different investment channels this year despite the many difficulties and risks brought about by COVID-19, analysts have said.
The 13th National Party Congress is expected to set the country’s average annual growth rate of 6.5-7 per cent from now until 2025, when Vietnam may become a higher middle-income nation.
The rate of public investment disbursement in 2020 was the highest in the last five years, contributing to enhancing economic growth and enabling Vietnam to be one of the highest-growth economies worldwide.