The fourth plenum of the 13th Party Central Committee concluded on October 7, completing all its working programme after more than three days.
The fourth plenum of the 13th Party Central Committee concluded on October 7. (Photo: VNA)
– The fourth plenum of the 13th Party Central Committee concluded on October 7, completing all its working
programme after more than three days.
In his closing remarks, Party General Secretary
Nguyen Phu Trong said the committee acknowledged the serious impact of the
fourth COVID-19 resurgence. The national economy shrank by 6.17 percent in the
third quarter of this year, pushing the nine-month growth down to 1.42 percent,
the lowest for the period since 2000.
The growth for this year is therefore estimated at
only 3 percent, a far cry from the target of 6 percent set by the National
Assembly. It is forecast that many main targets of this year would not be
Given the unpredictable developments of the COVID-19
pandemic, the Party leader emphasised the need to change the mindset and
strengthen awareness of pandemic prevention and control in connection with
recovering and boosting business and production activities. He said appropriate
plans and scenarios should be built and integrated into socio-economic
development, finance-budget and public investment plans for 2022.
He ordered strengthening the leadership, management
and instruction in the implementation of socio-economic solutions, with a focus
on supplementing and completing institutions, and removing obstacles to
investment, production and business.
Along with restructuring a number of major sectors
and enterprises in trade, services, aviation and tourism that have been
affected by COVID-19, there should be solutions to protect businesses in key
industries and prevent the bankruptcy of big groups, thus helping the national
economy keep pace with the world economy’s recovery trend, as well as the
restructuring of the global production and supply chain, Trong said.
The Party Central Committee basically approved the
overall targets along with major tasks and solutions for 2022 as proposed by
the Government’s Party delegation, including moving back the time to implement
salary reforms under the resolution adopted at the seventh plenum of the 12th Party Central Committee.
The committee requested further reviewing and
adjusting targets, tasks and solutions to submit them to the National Assembly
for consideration, so as to ensure socio-economic development in 2022 and the
years to come.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (Photo: VNA)
Regarding Party building and rectification work, the
Party chief noted a new point of this working session, which is to extend the
scale of the work to the entire political system, with an emphasis on proactive
prevention and strict handling of the degradation in political thought,
morality, lifestyle as well as other negative phenomena.
The plenum reached consensus in issuing new
regulations on things that Party members are not allowed to do, which will
serve as an important basis to handle violations by officials and Party
The Party leader said Party Central Committee lauded
the tremendous efforts and contributions as well as good deeds of people,
soldiers and businesses in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, and thanked
overseas Vietnamese and international friends for their support./.