NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue speaks at the working session (Photo: VNA)
Hai Phong (VNA) – National Assembly
(NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue on May 11 had a working session with the municipal Party Committee's Standing Board of the northern port city of Hai Phong.
After hearing the city's report on the
results of implementing tasks in the first four months of this year and
preparations for the upcoming general elections, the top legislator lauded the
effective leadership of the city's Party Committee in all areas.
Hue hailed Hai Phong’s efforts in COVID-19 prevention and control
and well preparations for the upcoming elections with the timely issuance of
guiding documents and organisations of three rounds of consultative conferences.
Holding that the success of the conferences is one of the important factors
deciding the success of the elections, the NA leader acknowledged that Hai Phong
has finished major preparations for the elections, while properly dealing with
complaints and requests related to the elections.
As of May 11, Hai Phong has completed the organisation of
meetings with voters for 15 candidates running for seats in the 15th NA.
According to the report presented by Deputy Secretary of the Hai Phong Party Committee and
Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Van Tung, in the first
quarter of this year, gross regional domestic product (GRDP) of Hai Phong
expanded 13.22 percent, three times higher than the country’s average.
The city's budget collection reached over 30.25 trillion
VND, equivalent to 39.2 percent of the yearly target. Meanwhile, foreign direct
investment in the four months hit 1.12 billion USD, four times higher than that in
the same time in 2020. Ports in Hai Phong handled more than 44 million tonnes of cargo,
up 13 percent year on year.
Hue lauded Hai Phong's successes in both ensuring social security and boosting
socio-economic development, which contributing to the country’s achievements in
implementing the twin target of preventing the COVID-19 pandemic and facilitating
economic growth at the same time.
He asked the city to associate the implementation of the
resolution adopted at the city's Party Congress and the Politburo’s resolution
on the development and construction of Hai Phong to 2030 with a vision to 2045.
The top legislator said that the NA Party Delegation and the Government will focus on removing
bottlenecks and overlapping in the legal system related to planning, land use,
while guiding the enforcement of the Investment Law, asking Hai Phong
city to actively review obstacles in the field.
The NA leader noted that through meetings with candidates, voters in Hai Phong pay great attention to the building of
new-style rural areas, urban economic development and infrastructure building.
An overview of the working session (Photo: VNA)
In order to maintain a growth rate of 13-14 percent per year, the city must focus on
upgrading infrastructure system serving production, he said, asking the city of optimise advantages in land, transport, and port system, while expanding trade
villages and the one commune-one product (OCOP) programme.
Regarding the preparations for the elections, Hue asked the city to once
again review residents in the city by May 14 to finalise the list of voters,
while organising training courses on election activities and preparing voting
areas to ensure convenience for voters in line with regulations on COVID-19
prevention and control.
Hai Phong should hold early elections in Bach Long Vi island district, while
stepping up communications on the elections, he said, adding that the
National Election Council will soon issue a document guiding the organisation of the elections amid
the COVID-19 pandemic.
The same day, Hue attended a ground-breaking
ceremony for three buildings belonging to Hoang Huy Commerce project that
covers 26,308 sq.m in Kenh Duong and Vinh Niem wards of Le Chan district. The project
has a total cost of nearly 5 trillion VND (216.91 million USD).
In the first phase, three 39-storey buildings with 2,496 high-end apartments will be
built. The project is expected to completed and become operational in the
fourth quarter of 2023./.