Chinh had a working session with the capital city’s leading officials to keep updated on the capital's COVID-19 situation, socio-economic development, defence and security in the first half of 2021 and development orientations for the second half as well as the following years.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (center) speaks at the meeting with Hanoi's leaders.

Speaking highly of the city’s achievements during January-June, the Government leader asked Hanoi to take more drastic and effective measures to prevent the coronavirus from spreading out.

According to him, the municipal authorities should take a new approach to the fight, and prepare prevention and control scenarios for more serious situations.

He requested Hanoi to effectively implement the Resolution of the 13th National Party Congress and the Resolution of the 17th municipal Party Congress, attach importance to building a transparent and strong Party, and pay more attention to cultural development to deserve its millennium history and the title of A city for peace as well as its position as the country’s political, socio-economic, defence, security and diplomatic centre.

The Government leader also asked ministries and sectors to coordinate with the municipal authorities to review and perfect institutions, remove obstacles to facilitate development; maximize resources for investment in development, especially the public-private partnership in COVID-19 prevention and control as well as socio-economic development.

Speaking at the meeting, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh said that the pandemic situation in the city is still under control, but high risks remain.

The city is implementing urgent and drastic measures to combat the pandemic, he stressed.

In the first six months of 2021, the capital’s economic growth reached 5.91 percent, higher than the 2.92 percent of the same period last year.

Hanoi is working hard to maintain production and business chains and has built two economic development scenarios in 2021, with growth rates of 7.5 percent and 6.5-7 percent.

Source: VNA