Regarding public investment, the country has disbursed more than 47 percent, or VND216.5 trillion this year. It is expected that by the end of January 31, 2022, the remaining 53 percent cannot be disbursed completely. Public investment is a driving force for motivation, a prime foundation to attract social investment in infrastructure, especially health infrastructure, that is "craving" for projects.
In HCMC alone, one Vietnamese dong of public investment capital attracts ten Vietnamese dongs of social investment capital. Therefore, it is necessary to solve the problem of public investment to attract social investment capital. Mr. Tran Hoang Ngan, Director of the HCMC Institute for Development Studies (HIDS), proposed that the National Assembly extend the disbursement of public investment capital of 2021 to the end of 2022, instead of January 31, 2022.
Businesses have been facing many difficulties, with loan interest rates at 6-8 percent, even 9 percent. With such an interest rate level, it is difficult for them to recover. Mr. Ngan suggested that the Government spare large enough resources of about VND20 trillion-VND40 trillion to help businesses. With this amount of money, it is possible to support an outstanding balance of about VND1 quadrillion, accounting for 10 percent of the total outstanding balance of VND10 quadrillion, focusing on sectors that suffer the most, such as tourism and aviation, and supporting the development of the digital economy and digital transformation.