PORTAL - On the morning of April 22, in Hanoi, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired a Meeting with foreign investors.
Co-chairing the conference were Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai; Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang; Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung; 180 delegates representing enterprises, associations of foreign-invested enterprises in Vietnam; leaders of the People's Committees of 63 provinces and cities at online bridge points; 37 bridge points of foreign-invested enterprises in Vietnam.
At Binh Duong bridge point, there were Mr. Nguyen Van Danh - Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC); representatives of departments and branches; foreign enterprises in the province.
Delegates attend at Binh Duong bridge point
Informing at the conference, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung said that the socio-economic situation in 2022 has achieved positive results. Vietnam is considered by many international organizations as a "bright spot in the grayscale picture" of the global economy. In the first 3 months of 2023, the macro-economy continued to be stable; the money market was basically stable; trade surplus reached 4.07 billion USD; social realized investment capital in the first quarter increased by 3.7% over the same period; foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction reached 4.3 billion USD; economic growth was estimated at 3.32% over the same period last year; tourism recovered positively, international visitors in the first three months of the year reached nearly 2.7 million arrivals, 29.7 times higher than the same period last year.
The meeting received many comments, discussions, analysis and proposals of representatives of foreign-invested associations and enterprises in Vietnam about the trend of investment capital flows in the world and assessment of the business investment environment in Vietnam; identifying challenges, taking advantage of opportunities to invest, and expand investment in a number of fields in Vietnam. Among them are the recommendations related to: Labor solutions; issuing visas to foreigners; fire protection and prevention; food; appraising and issuing licenses for class C and D medical equipment; bidding mechanism for medical equipment; energy (planning for power VIII, wind power, solar power), etc. In addition, the meeting also listened to local leaders report shortcomings and problems that need to be taken care of and removed to promote the attraction and implementation of land-using projects, including FDI projects; and suggest solutions.
Concluding the meeting, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh requested ministries, branches and localities to effectively implement the guidelines and lines of the Party, policies and laws of the State, and the direction of the Government and the Prime Minister; create a favorable business investment environment with the motto "Taking people and enterprises as the center, the subject and the goal, driving force and development resource". Continuing to review and assess the current situation, having solutions to improve the business investment environment and creating favorable conditions and reducing costs for enterprises; implementing solutions to extend and postpone debt; extending, postponing, reducing taxes, fees, charges and land rents to promote growth in both consumption and production; promptly and effectively handling the recommendations and proposals of enterprises. Timely completing relevant legal regulations, mechanisms and policies, especially dealing with difficulties and problems related to capital access, bond market, real estate, access to land, administrative procedures, issues of taxes, fees, charges, regulations on fire prevention and fighting, environmental protection, waste water treatment, emissions, etc.
For the enterprise community, investors need to build a long-term, sustainable and environmentally friendly business strategy, focusing on emerging industries such as digital transformation, green transformation, circular economy, knowledge economy, response to climate change; well implement the entrepreneurial culture, regimes and policies towards workers; uphold the spirit of "harmonious benefits, shared risks"; "said it must be done; committed to effective implementation"; proactively innovate production and business models, restructure enterprises; promptly provide and report problems and difficulties in the operation process and make recommendations and propose appropriate policies and laws.
Reported by Thao Lam- Translated by Thanh Tam