Workers in a processing factory in Hanoi (Photo:VNA)

 

A series of measures was debated at a workshop in Hanoi on September 22 to help the capital make the best of opportunities and take most effective adaptation to challenges that will be generated after the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is formed by the year-end.

The workshop is part of efforts made by the municipal authorities aiming to raise public awareness of the regional community and its impacts on the city’s socio-economic development.

Speaking at the event, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Ngoc Tuan said Hanoi should assert its role as a pioneer in promoting economic growth nationwide, contributing to the country’s sustainable development target.

He said the municipal authorities will direct relevant sectors to design appropriate policies and solutions as well, in order to make the best preparation for its joining in the AEC.

Nguyen Thanh Cong, Deputy Director of the Hanoi Institute for Socio-Economic Development Studies stressed the need to create connection between Hanoi and other localities, especially those in the Red River Delta, thus promoting their integration in the time ahead.

Sharing Cong’s view, Chairwoman of the Vinh Phuc Export-Import and Production JSC Nguyen Thi Lan Huong said Vietnamese enterprises will have a chance to assess themself as they take part in global markets, thus outlining suitable strategies for their development in the context of globalisation.

Participants to the workshop focused their discussions on impacts of the AEC on Hanoi’s trade, services, investment, export-import activities and tourism, as well as the city’s socio-culture and urban development.-VNA