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Hanoi sets 24 goals for 2019

Hanoi has set 24 goals for 2019, with one in budget collection and spending, 22 in socio-economic development and the last in personnel work.

The targets were announced the launching during a meeting on December 10 to summarise the emulation movement of 2018 and start socio-economic plan for 2019.

Next year, the capital city aims to record at least 8.7 percent in the growth of the gross regional domestic product (GRDP), improve the local investment and business environment in line with economic restructuring, and build city planning for the 2020-2030 period.

It will work to preserve and promote cultural values and ensure social security, while continuing efforts in administrative reform, enhancing the city’s Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) and Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI), and stepping up the building of smart city.

According to the municipal People’s Committee, all of the 20 socio-economic goals of the city in 2018 have been fulfilled, with eight of them surpassed.

Hanoi’s export revenue has grown 21.6 percent, while the rate of malnutrition children under five years old has been reduced by 0.3 percent, that of trained labourers raised to 63.18 percent, and 90 more public schools reach national standards.

Up to 55.5 percent of the rural population has enjoyed access to clean water, while 30 more communes have been recognised as new-style rural areas. The city’s percentage of poor households has been reduced by 0.5 percent compared to 2017, and the coverage of social insurance increased to 86.5 percent.

In 2018, Hanoi’s GRDP growth is projected to hit 8.56 percent or 7.37 percent following the new calculation method, the committee reported.

In this year, the city is likely to complete 17 targets for the 2016-2020 period.

At the same time, the committee also pointed to a number of problems facing the city, including traffic jam, flooding, violations in construction, and low PAPI ranking.

At the meeting, Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung launched a patriotic emulation movement for 2019 among the Party organisation, administration and locals of the capital city, with an aim to complete and surpass all the socio-economic targets for the whole year.