PM to hold conference with businesses to boost virus-hit economy

Tuesday, 2020-05-05 10:26:10
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (Source: Nguoilaodong)
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NDO - A conference between Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the business community is scheduled for May 9 to discuss measures aimed at restarting the economy, which has been affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic.

The conference will be conducted via video link and broadcast live on television.

The decision to hold the conference comes as Vietnam has reported no community transmissions of Covid-19 for nearly three weeks and the country is striving to reboot its economy, which slowed to 3.82% in the first quarter of 2020.

The Ministry of Planning and Investment will be responsible for collecting enterprises’ opinions and reports from ministries, agencies, local authorities and trade associations.

It is also tasked with preparing the documents for the conference and formulating a government action plan based on the inputs from the conference.

At the conference, ministries, agencies and provincial governments are expected to answer queries and recommendations by enterprises so as to boost post-coronavirus economic recovery.