The 17th meeting of the Hanoi municipal People’s Council (13th tenure) concluded on December 12.

The meeting approved 8 regular resolutions and 11 specialised resolutions to promote production, maintain economic growth, quickly respond to the negative impact of the global economic crisis and resolve urgent issues.

The resolution on land prices will basically be implemented the same as in 2008. However, prices of land in some new areas and agricultural land in former Ha Tay province near the centre will be adjusted. The specialised resolution on medical and educational socialization and environmental management goes into detail on the mobilization of all resources for upgrading the infrastructure for schools and hospitals and ensuring a clean environment for urban citizens.

Speaking at the closing session, chairman of the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee, Nguyen The Thao pointed out 8 key tasks, including achieving economic growth of 9.5-10 percent, export growth of 20 percent, and an increase of 18-20 percent in total social investment capital, generating 126,000 new jobs and reducing the number of poor households to below 14 percent.

In the initial period, Hanoi will complete management mechanisms and policies, such as socio-economic decentralised administration, budget and land management, land clearance and building grass-root administration.

Source: VOV