In the first option, the Government recommended that the pilot mechanism should not be implemented right in the 2024-2025 period. Instead, policies guiding the implementation of national target programs in the 2026-2030 period will be issued.

An overview of the fifth extraordinary session of the 15th National Assembly 

The Government said this option ensures caution without affecting State budget plans and estimates for the 2021-2025 period and each year in this period.

In the second option, the pilot mechanism should be applied right in the 2024-2025 period, according to the proposal.

During discussions in groups, many N.A. deputies chose the second option. One of the supporters of this option, Nguyen Hoang Mai, a representative of Tien Giang province, said that this option will ensure thorough decentralization to the district-level administrations, enabling them to work proactively and flexibly in governing, managing and implementing the programs, paving the way for the building of such programs for the 2026-2030 period.

Hoang Quoc Khanh, a deputy of Lai Chau province suggested that provincial-level administrations should perform the supervising and inspecting role and leave the authority of implementing the programs to district-level administrations.

However, some deputies underlined the need to clarify the criteria to select districts for piloting the mechanism, prioritizing localities with strong performance in implementing national target programs in the 2021-2025 period.

The Government's proposal presented a draft resolution on special mechanisms to implement national target programs. The draft has six chapters, stipulating eight special mechanisms to remove difficulties and obstacles facing national target programs and provide favorable conditions for localities to speed up their implementation as well as the disbursement of capital for these programs in the future. 

Currently, three national target programs are underway, which are on new-style rural area development, sustainable poverty reduction, and socio-economic development in mountainous and ethnic minority areas.

Source: VNA