President Nguyen Xuan Phuc: Don’t let development impoverish people | Ho Chi Minh City

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc during the meeting with voters from Cu Chi and Hoc Mon districts. (Photo: SGGP)
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc; Ms. Nguyen Thi Le, Deputy Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, Chairperson of HCMC People’s Council; Major General Phan Van Xung, Political Commissar of HCMC Command, met with voters on May 11 in Cu Chi and Hoc Mon districts ahead of the third session of the 15th National Assembly.

Mr. Le Khanh Hai, Member of the Central Committee of the Party, Chairman of the Office of the President; Mr. Phan Van Mai, Member of Party Central Committee, Permanent Deputy Secretary of HCMC Party Committee, Chairman of HCMC People’s Committee, Head of HCMC National Assembly Delegation also attended the meeting.

Realize investment projects

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc spoke highly of and commended HCMC’s rapid recovery and return to normal after the Covid-19 pandemic. The President affirmed that HCMC’s GRDP accounts for about a third of the country’s GDP and its contribution to the state budget also accounts for a third of the country, so the growth of HCMC has great significance for the overall growth of the country. country.

The two districts of Cu Chi and Hoc Mon have been active, creative and drastic in pandemic prevention and investment promotion. According to the president, the investment promotion conference in Cu Chi and Hoc Mon districts has received special attention from domestic and international investors. These districts need to focus on problem solving so that the investment promotion project comes to fruition quickly, easily and according to plan.

However, the President also said that HCMC still has many obstacles and difficulties. Economic and social infrastructure has many shortcomings. The President pointed out that waterways, roads, airways and connecting highways are issues that need to be addressed for the development of HCMC and the two districts.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc: Don't let development impoverish people ảnh 2 President Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivers a gift to Cu Chi District. (Photo: SGGP)

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc instructed HCMC to effectively implement economic restructuring programs, aiming for an innovative business model and significantly improving the investment environment for businesses. At the same time, it is necessary to improve the quality of human resources, mobilize resources in society, pay more attention to public-private cooperation, and remove bottlenecks in each project. In addition, there is a need to continue reviewing and perfecting the urban planning of HCMC in line with the objectives of modern urban development.

The President also reminded HCMC and two districts to thoroughly address constituent complaints and petitions in cases that raise public concern and pay attention to preventing violence against children, women and children. the elderly.

As for voter petitions, the president sympathized with many of them, especially the pending bills. “There are projects that haven’t been completed for 17-18 years, so we understand why people are complaining,” the president said.

As for the prevention and control of corruption and waste, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed that the whole country must fight against corruption and waste to devote resources to development.

The two districts of Cu Chi and Hoc Mon have a large area, with a size of more than one million people, but their development has not been proportional. Therefore, the authorities are playing their part to stimulate the two districts to develop more strongly, especially in terms of infrastructure.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed that in development, people should be at the center instead of putting them in a situation of unemployment or impoverishment. And he asked the city to provide social protection and housing for workers and people.

Many roads to expand soon

Voters suggested that the President and National Assembly Deputies should promote the expansion of some important traffic routes, such as Provincial Road No. 15, Provincial Road No. 8, and Do Van Day Street. These roads have deteriorated, while traffic is heavy, so there is a high risk of road safety.

Constituent Tran Van Hong, a resident of An Nhon Tay township in Cu Chi district, said the Bau Dung industrial park, which covers an area of ​​175 ha, was planned in 2006, but until ‘now it has not been implemented, making the lives of local people miserable. If the project is implemented, it should be completed soon. Otherwise, it should be removed to ensure the interests of local people. Meanwhile, Constituency Le Van Khia, a resident of Phu My Hung commune in Cu Chi district, expressed his wish that the ecotourism zone project along the Saigon River calls for the realization next investment.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc: Don't let development impoverish people ảnh 3 A voter from Cu Chi district speaks at the meeting. (Photo: SGGP)

Voters also expressed interest in many common issues and suggested that the National Assembly continue to have specific mechanisms and policies to create favorable conditions for the development of HCMC.

Constituent Vu Van Hieu, a resident of Tan Phu Trung commune in Cu Chi district, said the new general education curriculum which made history an optional subject was not appropriate. History should be a compulsory subject. The education sector must take responsibility for creating a love of learning history, fostering history teachers and organizing history competitions to inspire students.

Meanwhile, voter Nguyen Van Dung of Thoi Tam Thon township in Hoc Mon district complained that the HCMC – Trung Luong expressway often had traffic accidents. Many stretches of the highway are even like traps for vehicles. The voters proposed to review the shortcomings of this traffic axis and to build an emergency medical post near the highway to quickly provide first aid to victims of road accidents.

HCMC People’s Committee Chairman Phan Van Mai briefed voters on the Covid-19 control situation in HCMC. Thus, thanks to a good control of Covid-19, in the first months of the year, HCMC gradually regained the image of a dynamic socio-economic pole, the driving force of the country. HCMC People’s Council has issued many important resolutions, such as Ring Road No.3 Project Resolution; the Resolution to improve basic medical capacities; support policies for the elderly, single elderly people and orphans; special policies for volunteers in the prevention of Covid-19.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc: Don't let development impoverish people ảnh 4 Mr. Phan Van Mai, Chairman of People’s Committee of HCMC, speaks during the meeting with voters from Cu Chi and Hoc Mon districts. (Photo: SGGP)

After the investment promotion conference in Hoc Mon and Cu Chi districts, many investors showed interest and many projects were approved. The people’s committee of HCMC is expected to work with two districts to implement specific works in June 2022.

However, Mr. Phan Van Mai, chairman of the people’s committee of HCMC, also noted that from the conference to the construction of the project is a long process, and it is not that every project can be realized. Therefore, there must be caution, good management planning and propaganda to join hands in the implementation of good planning. Hot and virtual transactions should be avoided so as not to hamper development. In addition, to attract investment, it is also necessary to remove bottlenecks in planning, land and investment procedures.

Regarding the socio-economic results of the first four months of the year, Mr. Phan Van Mai said that the economy of HCMC recovered quickly and synchronously and showed positive growth. Budget revenue in the first four months reached 43% of the estimate, at VND 168 trillion. In the coming times, HCMC will focus on controlling the pandemic and implementing the growth recovery program effectively, while removing obstacles, especially those that have a great impact on people’s lives, affecting cash flow to production and commercial activities.

For example, HCMC is focused on resolving issues regarding the regulation of 20% social housing in commercial projects. If this problem can be solved, thousands or even tens of thousands of apartment buyers will be granted certificates.

Mr. Phan Van Mai informed the voters that the HCMC – Moc Bai highway project will be submitted to the Prime Minister in June 2022. Regarding the Safari project, the city has instructed the Department of Town Planning and Architecture to recalculate its duties to attract investment, which will be completed in the first six months of 2022. As for Bau Dung Industrial Park, HCMC has asked the Prime Minister to remove it from planning. The People’s Committee of HCMC will ask the authorities to quickly take stock and report back to the voters.

By Manh Hoa, Mai Hoa – Translated by Thuy Doan


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