PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc pressed ministries, agencies and localities to have more drastic efforts and solutions to realize this year’s targets, especially the growth goal of 6.7% at a meeting on Friday.
|PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Photo: VGP|
To achieve the growth goal, the economy needs to expand 7.42% in the second half, said the Government chief, adding that this is an “important political mission” of all levels and sectors.
As the agriculture sector only grew 2.65% in the first six months, PM Phuc questioned the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to clarify measures to raise the growth rate to 3.3% this year.
The PM also pointed out that the industry and construction must obtain growth rate of 9.2% in the second half in a bid to contribute to the overall economic growth.
|Projected growth rates of three key sectors in the second half. Sources: The Ministry of Planning and Investment|
He tasked the processing and manufacturing to gain growth rate of 14% in the second half compared to 10.52% in the first half.
The Governor of the State Bank of Viet Nam is assigned to develop a plan to increase credit growth to around 21 – 22%.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Planning and Investment has to take measures to spur disbursement of private and foreign direct investment capital in order to increase the total investment volume to 34-35% of the gross domestic product.