The Government leader made the direction during a working session with the Standing Board of the Hanoi Party Committee on April 20 concerning the capital city’s socio-economic situation in the first quarter of 2020 and key tasks for the remaining months of the year.
He lauded Hanoi’s efforts and resolve in combating the pandemic, asking the city to strive ahead with its work in the most effective fashion in the near future, in parallel with working towards realising the goals originally set for the year regarding growth, employment and budget revenue.
Amid the outbreak of COVID-19, Hanoi’s GDP growth rate of nearly 4% in Q1 was reasonable, but low compared to the same period last year, PM Phuc said, urging the city to take more drastic and synchronous measures to remove barriers to development, as Hanoi’s growth would drive the development of the capital region as a whole.
He asked the city to effectively implement Party congresses at all levels, mobilise non-State resources in the service of infrastructural development, accelerate the disbursement of public investment capital, and design development scenarios for different conditions in a significantly changing economy.
General view of the working session. (Photo: NDO/Tran Hai)
Hanoi should strive to become a prosperous, beautiful, civilised, smart and integrated capital, with synchronous and modern infrastructure, a friendly, sustainable, secure and safe living environment and leading services in various areas, the leader recommended, adding that the capital city must be a place for the convergence of Vietnam’s cultural quintessences in harmony with the progressive cultural values of humanity.
He urged Hanoi to effectively deal with the issues of food supply, urban management, ensuring clean water for people at affordable prices, protecting the urban environment and improving the quality of lives for locals.
Hanoi should exert greater effort to improve the business climate, focusing on accelerating the building of e-government and boosting e-commerce, digital agriculture and socio-economic development in a public and transparent manner, the PM said.
He asked the city to firmly safeguard political security and the social order and safety of the people as well as of Party and State agencies, socio-political organisations and international diplomatic representative agencies, in addition to definitively dealing with existing issues related to the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway project.