Hanoi administrative boundary expansion reviewed

Wednesday, 2013-07-31 18:08:09
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NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung addresses the conference
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Nhan Dan Online – A July 31 conference in Hanoi examined five year outcomes stemming from the expansion of its administrative boundaries on August 1, 2008.

Addressing the conference, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung affirmed outcomes of the Hanoi Municipal Party Committee (HMPC), municipal authorities and the capital’s residents in effectively implementing NA and Party resolutions on administrative boundary expansion, contributing to the country’s achievements.
Iron resolve is required to continue implementation of these resolutions, as well as the Politburo’s resolution on developing the capital in the 2011-2020 period, which entails both opportunities and challenges, added Chairman Hung.
He asked Hanoi’s leaders to enhance communication and education to improve the awareness of officials, Party members and the public about their roles and responsibilities in building and developing a modern and civilised capital.
Hanoi should develop a sustainable and effective economy, ensure social welfare and promote its role as a major economic centre in the north and the country, and as a cultural centre which represents an advanced Vietnamese culture imbued with national identity, he added.
Chairman Hung urged the HMPC to improve the Party leadership and building approach, build an eligible force of authorised officers at all levels and enhance the capacity of Party organisations and members, as well as the working attitude and responsibilities of state employees.
According to a report delivered by HMPC Secretary Pham Quang Nghi, Hanoi has achieved important results over the past five years.
The city’s gross domestic product (GDP) has accounted for 10% of the country’s GDP. Its average growth rate was 9.51% in the 2008-2012 period, 1.5 times higher than the national average. Export revenue increased from US$6.9 billion in 2008 to US$10.3 billion in 2012, yielding a 15.2% annual growth rate.
Hanoi has improved urban planning, construction and management, developed social and technical infrastructure and built new rural areas, all of which has contributed to gradually forming a green, cultural, modern and civilised capital.
The capital has always held a leading position in culture, education, training, science, technology, literature, art, health care and sports.
Hanoi’s administrative boundaries include Hanoi city, Ha Tay province, Me Linh district of Vinh Phuc province and four communes of Luong Son district, Hoa Binh province. The boundaries cover a 3,328 km2 area, with a population of over seven million.
VNA - Translated by Nhan Dan Online