Ho Chi Minh City proposes to have a development mechanism and policy suitable to the position and important role of a "mega-city"
National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue emphasized, with the spirit of "HCMC for the whole country, the whole country for Ho Chi Minh City", functional sectors need to soon remove bottlenecks in infrastructure, mechanisms and resources to Ho Chi Minh City continues to maintain its leading position in the national economy.
On the afternoon of March 20, the delegation of the National Assembly (QH) led by NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue worked with the Standing Board of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee on the work results in 2021, the key tasks in 2022 and the situation. implementation of Resolution 54/2017 of the National Assembly (on piloting specific mechanisms and policies for HCMC development).
The economic strength of Ho Chi Minh City is quite strong
Reporting to the delegation, Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Phan Van Mai said that in 2021, the Covid-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of social life, directly affecting the majority of workers. In that context, the city's economy grew deeply, but there were still many bright spots such as budget revenue exceeding the estimate, attracting foreign investment capital (FDI) increased, remittances reached 6.6 billion USD. Import and export turnover also increased over the same period…
Ho Chi Minh City needs to strongly arouse patriotism, national pride, will to self-reliance, self-reliance and aspiration to build Ho Chi Minh City into a livable place, a locomotive, a model of reform and change. new and developing country.
The highlight of the first 2 months of 2022 is that the total budget revenue of 2 months is more than VND 88,000 billion, reaching 22.8% of the yearly estimate. This shows that the internal economic strength of the city is quite stable and there is still a lot of room to promote development. The year 2022 is of great significance, Ho Chi Minh City aims to strive to complete 19 key socio-economic indicators, of which the growth rate of GRDP (gross domestic product) reaches 6-6, 5%.
Regarding the results of the implementation of Resolution 54/2017 of the National Assembly, Mr. Phan Van Mai informed that the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has submitted to the City Council to approve 32 projects with land use purpose change of over 10 hectares (total area more than 10 hectares). 1,840 ha); submit to the City Council for decision on investment policy in 5 group A projects with a total investment of more than 12,950 billion VND; adjusting the investment policy of 1 project from group B to group A.
However, some other contents of Resolution 54 have not been implemented yet, behind schedule. It can be mentioned that Ho Chi Minh City has not yet received 50% of the public property auction proceeds from central agencies in the area. The revenue from the equitization of state-owned enterprises has not been enjoyed because of the lack of guiding regulations on land use plans of enterprises when equitization…
Need a breakthrough mechanism for "megacities"
In order to have more development conditions with the characteristics of a "mega-city" of about 13 million people, the Standing Board of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee proposed to the National Assembly to allow the implementation of Resolution 54 to the end of the 2023-2025 period. or issue a new resolution on mechanisms and policies for the development of Ho Chi Minh City in accordance with the important position and role of a "megacity". The focus of the new resolution and the Government's decree is the mechanism of decentralization, decentralization and authorization for Ho Chi Minh City in 4 areas: Management of planning, planning, investment and socio-economic development festival; management of housing and urban technical - social infrastructure; state budget management; organize the apparatus and manage cadres and civil servants in the direction of expanding autonomy and self-responsibility.
“Recently ill and getting up very strong”
On behalf of the Party Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, Politburo member and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen thanked the agencies of the National Assembly and the Government for always advising, guiding and supporting the city to overcome difficulties. . 2021 is the year to implement the key tasks of the five-year plan 2021-2025 as well as handle many outstanding issues, but due to the epidemic, the progress will be affected. “Ho Chi Minh City is the economic locomotive, has just passed the epidemic and is rebounding very strongly. When people and businesses bounce back strongly, the duty and task of supporting and promoting the city's development is even heavier, "said Secretary of the City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen.
In addition, Ho Chi Minh City also proposed the National Assembly to consider and approve the investment policy of the Ring Road 3 project and specific mechanisms and policies to implement this key project; increase the expected capital level of the medium-term public investment plan for the period of 2021 - 2025; pay attention to and consider specific mechanisms and policies for the development of Thu Duc City; apply the project bidding mechanism instead of the public land auction mechanism to ensure the harmony between budget revenue and development goals...
Quickly remove bottlenecks
Infrastructure is one of the major bottlenecks that many leaders of ministries and branches raised at the meeting. Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The said that traffic in Ho Chi Minh City is currently congested everywhere, the gateways to the provinces are very difficult to travel, the ports are seriously congested, especially Cat Lai port. More worryingly, the traffic jam situation will be even worse as the population increases and socio-economic development develops.
Sharing the same view, Minister of Construction Nguyen Thanh Nghi pointed out that the land area for traffic is still limited, of which the new wharf area is about 17%.
Regarding planning adjustment, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha said that in this planning adjustment, Ho Chi Minh City considers the overall problem, functional zoning, formation of satellite towns connected to copper. Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said that in the planning of Ho Chi Minh City, attention should be paid to the formation of a high-tech medical complex in Thu Duc City...
Speaking at the conclusion of the meeting, National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue acknowledged,
Ho Chi Minh City is the economic locomotive of the country, contributing about 22-25% of GDP, accounting for about 25-27% of the total state budget revenue, has high-quality human resources, a large market, and a place to practice. show many models, new and effective ways of doing things. Over the past time, the Politburo, the Secretariat, the National Assembly and the Government have issued many mechanisms and policies to support Ho Chi Minh City to maintain its leading role in the development of the southern key economic region.
The President of the National Assembly assessed that in 2021, despite being heavily affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, Ho Chi Minh City has overcome many difficulties and challenges, demonstrating the strength of solidarity of the whole political system, with many models. good picture and gradually control the epidemic to return to new normal conditions. The National Assembly Chairman also pointed out the limitations and challenges that Ho Chi Minh City faces, including many targets that have not been achieved compared to the plan, which greatly affects the overall growth of the country. Therefore, Ho Chi Minh City needs to actively find new growth drivers and improve the quality of old ones.
Regarding the direction and tasks in the coming time, the President of the National Assembly suggested that Ho Chi Minh City continue to focus on monitoring and controlling the Covid-19 epidemic; supporting and removing difficulties for businesses, implementing economic recovery policies, especially fiscal and monetary policies just approved by the National Assembly; review the program of socio-economic recovery and development to concretize and propose solutions suitable to local conditions.
Besides, HCMC needs to focus on completing projects that have lasted for many years; key works and projects; accelerate the construction of planning for the period 2021 - 2030, with a vision to 2050; urban underground space planning…
“Ho Chi Minh City needs to strongly arouse patriotism, national pride, will to self-reliance, self-reliance and aspiration to build Ho Chi Minh City into a livable place, a locomotive, a model of reform, innovation and development of the whole country", the National Assembly Chairman said.
Evaluating the proposals and recommendations of Ho Chi Minh City as strategic issues, the NA Chairman suggested that the NA's agencies and ministries and branches study, propose the Government and the National Assembly to remove them in the spirit of "Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City for the whole country, the whole country for Ho Chi Minh City”. Particularly for Resolution 54/2017, Ho Chi Minh City should soon summarize, evaluate, then report and propose new recommendations to have a basis to submit to the National Assembly for consideration and supplementation of new policies.
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