President Nguyen Xuan Phuc presents a portrait of President Ho Chi Minh to District 1.

The leader made the praise at a meeting with voters in Districts 1 and 3 and Binh Thanh district, saying individuals and collectives that have greatly contributed to the pandemic fight should be honored.

HCM City is one of the localities hardest hit by the fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, he said, sharing huge losses and difficulties facing the local Party Committee, authorities and residents.

Phuc suggested the city concretize the “dual goal” strategy into phased objectives for effective implementation as the pandemic is still developing complicatedly.

The country’s biggest economic center was also urged to take bold actions to restore investment, consumption and export activities, quickly reboot its supply chain and attract laborers to serve the recovery.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the meeting with voters in Hoc Mon district

The President said HCM City should pay more attention to high-skilled personnel training, and addressing difficulties facing people and businesses.

He asked the city to prepare the best possible conditions for school reopening, promote digital transformation to deal with loopholes in management, improve its business environment and review all urban planning schemes.

Earlier the same day, President Phuc and National Assembly deputies met voters in Cu Chi and Hoc Mon districts, where he ordered preparedness for a new wave of COVID-19 outbreaks.

At the meetings, local voters were informed about results of the second session of the 15th legislature. They also raised opinions on issues regarding security, politics, social order and safety, and socio-economic matters.

Source: VNA