Party leader wishes Hanoi a successful New Year

12:34 | 29/01/2017 Events

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong paid a visit to the Party, government and people of Hanoi on January 28, the first day of the Lunar New Year, during which he wished the capital city success in completing all tasks for 2017.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Hanoi’s leaders (Credit: NDO)

The Party chief lauded the city’s achievements in the past year, noting that the capital is experiencing a period of prosperity with high economic growth and an improved infrastructure system as well as living conditions.

With an area of 3,300 square kilometres and a population of about 9 million, last year, Hanoi’s GDP growth reached 8.2% and budget collection of VND186 trillion or 110% of the estimate. As many as 66% of local rural communes were recognised as new-style rural areas.

The Party chief highlighted that there is room for the city to grow further, asking the locality to continue focusing on boosting economic development and fulfilling all socio-economic targets, assuring its important role as the major economic hub of the country.

At the same time, Hanoi should maintain and promote its cultural identity and unique characteristics, while boosting tourism and showing better performance in urban management as well as security and social order protection, he stressed.

The Party leader also underscored the need for the city to take a pioneering role in the building of the Party and the political system as well as administrative reform.

On behalf of the city, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai pledged that Hanoi would exert every effort to overcome all shortcomings and limitations to successfully fulfil all targets, building an elegant, civilised and modern city.

The same day, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong also offered incense to Kinh Ly Thai To at his statue in the Ly Thai To Garden, visited Ngoc Son Temple and King Le Thai To’s Monument in Nam Huong Temple historical relic site, and walked around Hoan Kiem Lake.