On April 14, 2020, the Prime Minister issued Directive 18/2020/CT-TTg on Vietnam’s socio-economic development plan for the period of 2021-2025. The Directive summarizes the results achieved during period of 2016-2020 and sets development goals for the period of 2021-2025.
The Directive identifies the results achieved in the period of 2016-2020, along with focusing on analyzing the quality of economic growth, implementing restructuring of each industry, each field and development competitiveness of each region.
In addition, the goal in the period of 2021-2025 is to improve labor productivity, competitiveness, improve business environment, support and develop businesses, create new business environment applying information technology, increase production capacity. Accordingly, set a common goal of achieving the country’s average economic growth rate from 5 years from 2021 to 2025 by about 7%, but agencies and localities depending on the actual situation to make their appropriate growth. In addition, the Directive also clearly stipulates the target of average GDP in this period is 3,200-3,500 USD/person, in which the proportion of industry and services in GDP by the end of the period reaches 85%, the rate of trained labour reaches 65-70%.
Regarding the direction of social development, the Directive plans to complete a number of projects such as the project “Strengthening the capacity of arbitration in resolving trade and investment disputes in service of international integration”, Project “Promoting cashless payment for the period 2016-2020”, Project on “Developing Vietnam’s environmental industry to 2025”, “Project on domestic coordination mechanisms to solve problems environment in Free Trade Agreements (FTA)”.
In addition, the Directive also sets out the goal of promoting the construction of synchronous infrastructure such as transportation, seaports, energy, information and communication technology, urban areas, agriculture, etc. develop urban areas in line with the trend of smart, green, environmentally friendly urban centers, adapting to climate change, focusing on improving urban quality.
With the goals achieved in the period of 2016-2020 and the goals were set in the period of 2021-2025, Vietnam hopes to achieve the socio-economic benefits set out in order to further develop the country, bringing development life to all aspects and bringing Vietnam to compete with other countries in the world.
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