Speaking at the event, Minh informed voters about the country’s socio-economic performance in the past nine months, including the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

He said Vietnam has so far basically controlled the pandemic, especially in southern localities like Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta provinces and Ba Ria - Vung Tau.

Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh (standing) at the meeting

One of the measures that the Vietnamese Party, State and Government have paid due attention to is rapid COVID-19 vaccine coverage. Over 50 million doses of vaccines have to date arrived in Vietnam. Between now and the year’s end, Vietnam could have 40-60 million more doses to vaccinate about 80 percent of its population aged above 18, he said.

Ba Ria - Vung Tau also sent a proposal to the Government seeking the supply of more vaccines to the locality. On September 29, it received some 300,000 doses from the Health Ministry, which are being given to residents.

Voters at the event suggested stepping up vaccination, expanding priority groups eligible for early vaccination, ensuring publicity and transparency in providing financial assistance for those hit by the pandemic, and delivering timely support for affected firms and business households.

Minh also pledged to report their aspirations to the legislature and Government, thus helping them achieve the set targets.

Source: VNA