HN aims to mitigate disease impacts on local economy

07/02/2020

VGP – The local authorities of Ha Noi have spared no effort to prevent coronavirus outbreak; attract investment; perfect the business environment; and seek new tourism markets and mitigate disease impacts on the local econmy. 

 

The Ha Noi municipal People’s Committee convened a meeting on February 5 to review disease prevention; seek ways to boost the business and investment; spur domestic consumption; seek new tourism markets; and minimize negative impacts of coronavirus outbreak. 

Director of the Ha Noi Planning and Investment Department Nguyen Manh Quyen reported that in January, the city absorbed US$ 141 million of FDI with 68 newly-licensed projects worth US$ 30.2 million. The city was home to 281,228 enterprises. Up to 1,393 enterprises resumed operation, representing a year-on-year decline of 12%.

Export turnover was estimated at US$ 1.04 billion, down 20.2% against last December, down 17.4% against the same period last year. 

Industrial production index experienced a month-on-month decrease of 24.9%. 

In January, the city received 2.38 million visitors, down 3.5% against the same period last year, including 481,800 foreign arrivals (down 9%). 

In February, the local authorities will strengthen public administrative disciplines and urge laborers to ensure production and business plans after Tet holidays. 

The city will craft scenarios in response to declining trade risks especially negative impacts of nCoV. 

The local authorities will take care of peoples health; properly prevent and control disease outbreak./. 

By Kim Anh