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HCMC sets 20 targets for 2018

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HCMC sets 20 targets for 2018

Van Nam

HCMC – HCMC on December 4 set 20 targets for 2018, including for socio-economic development, environmental protection and public administration reform.

The city will focus on reviewing and adjusting the land planning for service and trade, industry, transport, housing and social infrastructure. 

It will also accelerate work on traffic infrastructure, exhibition center, financial center, flood control, and waste treatment projects, as well as the rebuilding of old condo blocks.

Speaking at the opening of a HCMC People’s Council meeting on December 4, Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, chairwoman of the council, said the city has achieved encouraging socio-economic results this year.

The city’s economic growth is higher than last year. The business environment has changed for the better and the application of technology has helped improve urban planning.

However, Tam said administration reform remains slow, and flooding, traffic congestion, environmental pollution and child abuse have not been effectively handled.

The city needs to take more drastic measures to improve the quality of economic growth, labor productivity and standards of living, she said.

According to vice chairman of the city government Le Thanh Liem, the city’s gross regional domestic product (GRDP) has grown 8.25% year-on-year and budget collection has amounted to VND347 trillion (US$15.27 billion), beating the full-year plan.

Total incoming remittances to the city have reached US$5.2 billion, with 70% of it used for investment. Almost 100% of the citizens have had access to clean water, exports have tripled compared to 2016 and the consumer price index (CPI) has been under control.

Some of the main targets that the city has set for 2018 include GRDP growth of 8.3-8.5%, 46,000 enterprises established, poverty rate reduced by 1%, 130,000 new jobs created, and unemployment lower than 3.8%.

The city will strive for the top 16 in the Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI), the top 5 in the Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI), and the top 10 in the Public Administration Reform Index (PAR Index).

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