During a meeting to overview the socio-economic development of the city in the first month of the year, Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan asked agencies to facilitate focus on the preparation of a safe Tet for people.
82 billion VND for Tet for beneficiaries
The chairman has asked the departments and corporations to report specific preparation plans for Tet.
The city Agriculture Corporation said that it had spent 110 billion VND restoring essential goods to serve people during Tet.
It added that the amount of goods was plentiful enough to satisfy people’s demands.
A traffic corporation will increase 500 coaches to carry passengers during Tet.
The city will tidy some ongoing constructions and cope with projects to prevent floods due to tides.
Waste will be collected and the city will be cleaned.
An amount of 82 billion VND for beneficiaries will be distributed late this week by the city Department of Labor, War-invalids and Social Affairs.
Authorized agencies will also be responsible for thoroughly preparing festivals to serve people, including overseas Vietnamese and international friends, and increasing medical equipment and materials to care for people’s health during Tet.
Participants at the meeting agreed that socio-economic growth was quite good during the first month of the year. Industrial production increased by 25.8%; and there was an increased attraction of foreign direct investment with a hike in the number of newly-established enterprises.
Mr. Quan asked for further efforts to maintain the growth in upcoming months.
“It is a heavy task for the city to contribute 166 billion VND on average per day to the budget,” he said.
“The increase in the price of oil, materials and a decrease in the price of imported goods request enterprises to make greater efforts,” he continued.
The chairman also asked for the promotion of administrative reform. “This is one of key factors to help enterprises increase their competitiveness, better the lives of people and increase the ability of urban management,” the chairman said.
In February, the city will create a healthy business environment and more jobs, promote urban planning and the resettlement of people, amend the regulations to invest in the city’s high-tech center, care for people’s spiritual and material lives during Tet, fight criminals and reduce traffic accidents.