NA Vice Chairman works with World Bank delegation

Vice National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Duc Hai had a working session in Hanoi on August 16 with a delegation from the World Bank (WB) led by Danny Leipziger, Managing Director of the Growth Dialogue.
NA Vice Chairman works with World Bank delegation
Van Ninh General Port Project viewed from above. (Photo: VNA)

Leipziger, who is also the World Bank Vice President, pointed to three major difficulties Vietnam is facing when developing the National Master Planning - the harmonisation and integration of planning and relevant legal documents, the ensuring of financial supply for the work, and planning implementation.

He held that basically, the goals of Vietnam’s national master planning are suitable for the country’s growth targets until 2045.

However, in order to achieve the goals, there is still a lot for Vietnam to do, he said, affirming that in this process, the World Bank is ready to work with the National Assembly of Vietnam and relevant ministries, sectors and agencies to give recommendations to solve bottlenecks in the process of planning design and implementation.

In the consideration and approval of the planning, the National Assembly of Vietnam should pay attention to the integration of indicators to measure the progress of planning implementation, collect information on planning implementation, and empower the overall supervisory agencies to handle problems arising, he advised.

Agreeing with the World Bank representative, Hai held that the building of the national master planning is a tough and complicated task due to its large scale. Therefore, the National Assembly of Vietnam hopes that in the coming time, the two sides will continue to strengthen cooperation and specify WB’s support to Vietnam in the process of developing and completing the planning.

At the working session, the two sides agreed on WB’s assistance in organising the socio-economic forum in 2022. National Assembly Vice Chairman Hai expressed his hope that a World Bank representative will attend the event, with an official WB report on Vietnam’s economic recovery prospect, which points out challenges and impacts of the global economy on Vietnam and recommendations for Vietnam, to be delivered at the forum.

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(Source: VNA)