HN strives for 7.3-7.8% economic growth in 2018


VGP – The authorities of Ha Noi has selected a theme for 2018 - "Raising validity and operational effect of the political system” to implement the 2016-2020 development plan. 

Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai – Photo: Gia Huy

Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai made the announcement at the 11th meeting of the Ha Noi municipal executive committee on November 19 in Ha Noi. 

Mr. Hai assessed that in 2017 - the year of administrative discipline, all Party and administrative levels have spared no effort to successfully accomplish the socio-economic development norms. 

Especially, the administrative reform was conducted in a drastic manner. Disciplines, rules, and responsibilities of the civil cadres improved. In 2017, 81 public online services were put into operation (up 74 in comparison with 2016), bringing the total number to 451 public services at third grades. 

However, he also said that the local auxiliary industries progressed slowly. The rate of capital disbursement was low. Urban order and reoccurrence of roadway encroachment had limitations. The administrative reform was incomprehensive. 

Top tasks for 2018

To successfully realize the theme for 2018, Mr. Hai stressed that the city will strive for a GRDP growth rate of 7.3-7.8%; construction-industry up 6.9-7.1%; agriculture up 2-2.5%; product tariffs up 9.3-9.4%; and export turnover up up 7.5-8%. 

According to the Secretary, the tasks in 2018 would be extremely heavy, requiring all levels and sectors to uphold a sense of action, creation, flexibility. 

He stressed the importance to taking breaking measures to speed up basic construction projects, handle tax and social insurance shortcomings, and manage architectural planning.

The Secretary called upon units to improve the business and investment environment; promote start-up; attract investment in architectural planning and urban building; protect the environment; protect green space; maintain order at roadways and pavements; manage transport vehicles; reduce traffic jams and accidents; and plant one million trees./.

By Kim Loan