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Cabinet convenes first meeting in 2024

VGP - The Cabinet on Thursday convened first meeting in 2024 under the chair of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.

February 01, 2024 5:41 PM GMT+7
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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh presides over the Cabinet meeting in Ha Noi, February 1, 2024 - Photo: VGP

The Cabinet delibrated on socio-economic performance, disbursement of public investment capital, and realization of the three national target programs.

In his opening remarks, Pham urged the Cabinet members to discuss measures to renew growth drivers and promote new growth drivers, such as digital transformation, green transformation, circular economy, and innovation.

He underlined the need to remove difficulties and obstacles for businesses, engage deeper in the global supply chain, and overcome supply chain disruptions.

The first month of the year has gone by with many encouraging signals. official data showed.

Viet Nam attracted more than US$2.36 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) as of January 20, an increase of more than 40 percent over the same period last year.

The country licensed as many as 190 new projects with total registered capital of more than US$2 billion, some 67 percent higher than that of the same period last year.

The nation's trade with the rest of the world was estimated at US$29.78 billion in the first half of January, representing a year-on-year increase of 5.4 percent. The figure includes US$15.08 billion in export turnover, up 4.1 percent year on year.

More than 13,500 new enterprises were established in January with total registered capital of over VND151.4 trillion (US$6.3 billion), up 24.8 percent and 52.8 percent, respectively, compared to the same period last year.

Viet Nam welcomed 1.5 million foreign tourists over the past month, a year-on-year increase of 73.6 percent and equal to the pre-pandemic period in 2019./.