Ha Noi sees positive socio-economic indicators in H1

July 09, 2024 3:50 PM GMT+7

VGP - Ha Noi made good progress in all socio-economic indicators in the first half of the year, said Ha Minh Hai, Vice Chairman of the Ha Noi People's Committee on July 6 at the government’s online conference.

Ha Noi sees positive socio-economic indicators in H1- Ảnh 1.

According to the Ha Noi People's Committee, Ha Noi's GRDP increased by 6 percent year-on-year in January-June, slightly higher than last year's 5.97 percent.

Total tax and fee collection increased by 16% year-on-year to VND259 trillion (over US$10 billion), representing 63 percent of the full-year target. This figure included VND244 trillion (US$9.6 billion) worth of local revenues, up 13 percent year-on-year.

Foreign trade recovered and grew at a fairly high rate. Total retail sales of goods and consumer services reached over VND408 trillion, an increase of 10.7 percent; tourist arrivals grew strongly, of which international arrivals increased by 48.4 percent. Investment capital for social development increased by 9.5 percent (8.5 percent increase over the same period in 2013).

Major infrastructure projects were fast-tracked. On June 28, Ha Noi launched the citywide intelligent traffic system (Hanoi ITS) and launched four digital solutions to contribute to the development of e-government, e-society and e-economy.

In the second half of 2024, Ha Noi targets to enhance the amended Capital Law and the approval of the two master plans on Ha Noi's development.

The Vice Chairman added that the capital would need to draft 97 sub-laws to put the Amended Capital Law into practice, six of which would be drafted by the government.

Top five tasks in H2

On other socio-economic issues, Hai said Ha Noi will accelerate the progress of key infrastructure projects such as the construction of Ring Road 4 and put the Nhon-Hanoi Station metro line into operation this year and develop a master plan to complete the construction of all 14 metro lines by 2035.

Other important tasks for the capital include celebrating major anniversaries such as the 70th anniversary of Liberation Day (October 10) and the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Viet Nam People's Army (December 22).

In addition, the city expects to finalize socio-economic plans for 2025 and 2026-2030, which will prioritize green growth, digital transformation, and circular economy, Hai said.

"The capital will follow the guidance of the Central Party Committee, the Politburo, the National Assembly, the Government and the Prime Minister in drafting these plans," Hai said.

"Ha Noi will continue to decentralize authority to subordinate administrations to make them more proactive, creative and dynamic," he added./.

Kim Loan