Noticeable directions of Government, Prime Minister in July 2019
17:08 | 02/08/2019

VGP – Facilitating businesses to invest in agriculture; promoting the growth of the southern key economic region; and requesting the design of middle-term public investment plans for 2021-2025 are the noticeable directions of the Government and the PM in July 2019.

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Encouraging businesses to invest in agriculture

On July 17, 2019, the Government issued Resolution No. 53/NQ-CP on measures to encourage and facilitate businesses to invest in agriculture in an effective, safe and sustainable manner.

According to the resolution, the vision to 2030 includes developing the agricultural sector towards modernity and sustainability; boosting large commodity production and the application of science, technology and innovation to increase productivity, quality, efficiency and competitiveness; improving farmers’ lives; and building modern civilized rural areas.

By 2030, Viet Nam is expected to among the top 15 countries with the most advanced agriculture around the world, and among the world’s top ten in terms of the farm produce processing industry. The resolution also targets to develop Viet Nam into an intensive processing center of the world and a logistics center of global farm produce trading.

Promoting the growth of southern key economic region

On July 19, 2019, the Prime Minister issued Directive No. 19/CT-TTg on measures to boost the growth and sustainable development of the southern key economic region.

The directive clearly stated the objectives of the southern key economic region, which include sustainably developing the economy, associated with ensuring socio-political equality and stability, harmonizing the socio-economic development goals, and improving the ecological environment through forest protection and development.

Other tasks consist of developing the industry associated with the protection of urban environment, water sources and air, and striving to fulfill the objectives set out in the PM’s Decision No. 252/QD-TTg dated February 13, 2014 approving a master plan for the socio-economic development of the southern key economic region until 2020, orientation to 2030.

PM directs development of middle-term public investment plans for 2021-2025

In his Directive No. 20/CT-TTg on July 29, 2019, the Government leader asked ministries, ministry-level agencies, government bodies, other central agencies, as well as the People’s Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities to make middle-term plans for public investment in the 2021-2025 period.

By Vien Nhu

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