Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh (center) presides over a meeting of the Prime Minister’s special working group to identify and handle obstacles arising in the implementation of public investment projects, Government Office, Ha Noi, September 14, 2021. Photo: VGP
The disbursement rate was lower compared to 46.41 percent of the same period last year, said the ministry.
Participants to the meeting said the fourth wave of COVID-19 resurgence was the major reason behind the slow disbursement, which prompted at least 23 localities to impose social distancing order to limit the spread of the virus.
In addition, 2021 is the first year to implement the medium-term public investment plan for the 2021-2025 period.
Addressing the meeting, Deputy PM Pham reiterated the Government’s resolve to fulfill tasks in public investment disbursement set out in its Resolution No. 63/NQ-CP and the Prime Minister’s Public Telegram No. 1082/CD-TTg dated August 16, 2021.
He asked the Ministry of Planning and Investment to continue identifying current obstacles facing ministries, sectors and localities in carrying out public investment projects, so as to promptly seek solutions to remove them.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, Pham stressed the need to issue instructions on COVID-19 prevention for construction sites to ensure non-stop implementation of investment projects./.
By Huong Giang