Part of Hanoi (Photo:VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi has reaped great successes in socio-economic development during the country’s Renewal (Doi Moi) Process, becoming one of the leading cities of the nation.

The city’s Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) rose by 9.24 percent to hit 27.6 billion USD in 2015, the highest rate in the last four years, and average per capita income reached 3,600 USD, up 1.8 times from the level in 2010. B udget collection reaches 150 trillion VND (6.75 billion USD) a year, accounting for over 20 percent of the country’s total budget collection.

In recent years, the municipal authorities launched numerous movements in a bid to remove negative practices and habits in the community - towards becoming a prosperous, smart and civilised city.

Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung stressed that it is necessary to create unanimity, and called for joint efforts from the community to achieve the set goal.

He underlined the need to renovate the working style of public offices and improve order at public places, noting that 2016 is the third year the city makes urban order and civilisation the focus of its working agenda.

Hanoi has paid special attention to urban development and management, mobilising all resources to invest in building modern technical and social infrastructure. Some major projects in this field can be named, such as the T2 terminal of the Noi Bai International Airport, the elevated ring road No.3, the Nhat Tan-Noi Bai highway, the extended National Highway No.5, key bridges across the Red River including Nhat Tan and Vinh Tuy, and seven flyovers inside the city to ease traffic jams.

Work has also started on the construction of two urban railway routes – the Ha Dong-Cat Linh line and the Nhon-Hanoi line and Railway Station, while surveying is underway for the Nam Thang Long-Tran Hung Dao route. Many new urban areas and trading centres have sprouted across the city.

Rural areas in the city also received substantial investment, with an average 5.8 trillion VND a year. As results of the new-style rural area building programme, per capita income in rural areas doubled from 2011 - to 33 million VND a year in 2015, and the poverty rate dropped to under 2 percent among all rural households from 11.2 percent in 2011. The city expects 166 out of its 386 rural communes will meet new rural areas standards by the end of this year, a rate of 43 percent compared to the national rate of 20 percent.

At the same time, Hanoi has made strides in socio-cultural development, remarkably improving the cultural and spiritual lives of people of all walks of life. Hanoi leads the country in terms of the human development index, and in the scale and quality of education and training. The city has always maintained security and political stability as well as social order, ensuring a safe environment for its residents and visitors.

The city has also bolstered ties with other localities in the country, while establishing friendly and cooperative relations with more than 100 foreign cities, and with many international organisations.

The 16 th Congress of the city’s Party Organisation in October last year set forth targets, tasks, measures and orientations for the capital city’s development in the future, towards building a prosperous, civilized and modern capital city.

Accordingly, the city will synchronously develop and modernise infrastructure in both urban and rural areas, continue to push administrative reform, improve the investment climate and quality of investments, raise production and trade efficiency, and better the quality of human resources.-VNA