Hanoi asked to make different development scenarios to boost economic recovery hinh anh 1A street in Hanoi (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently urged Hanoi to build development scenarios at different levels amid big changes in the world, regional and national economies to take advantage of all new opportunities and overcome difficulties to contribute more to the national development.

At a working session with the capital city’s leading officials, PM Phuc asked the city to exert extra efforts in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic to protect locals’ health, and prepare sufficient medical equipment and supplies to ensure disease prevention and control.

It is necessary to proactively take drastic and synchronous measures to boost economic recovery and development, support business and production activities, and ensure social welfare for those affected by the pandemic.

Hanoi should reward those with great contributions to the city’s development and strictly punish any violations, Phuc noted.

He also emphasised the need for the capital city to continue improving the business and investment environment, increasing its competitiveness, promoting its potential and advantages, and take advantage of opportunities brought by international integration commitments.

In addition, Hanoi should seek urgent measures to solve difficulties in production and business, Phuc stated, adding that speeding up the settlement of administrative procedures and disbursement and implementing economic stimulus packages are also the major tasks of the city in the time ahead.

The Government leader requested Hanoi to focus on accelerating the disbursement of investment projects, especially those related to agriculture, education, health, and social welfare; speeding up the construction of key projects; and solving difficulties in carrying out ODA, foreign-invested, non-budget investment, and public-private partnership (PPP) projects.

The city was urged to continue promoting the start-up spirit following the Government’s Resolution No.02/NQ-CP on maintaining the implementation of key tasks and solutions to improve the business environment and increase national competitiveness in 2020.

It was also asked to maintain the effective implementation of the Government and Prime Minister’s instructions on reforming and controlling administrative procedures, and building a civilised and transparent administration, and better the building of a digital economic agriculture.

Hanoi should develop the agricultural sector to ensure the supply of food and foodstuffs, especially in this period when the COVID-19 is affecting local enterprises and people, ensure the target of having 2 million pigs, control pork prices in the market, and make good disaster prevention preparation.

It is also important to further improve urban management, expand urban boundaries to reduce population density in the downtown area, and manage construction order and ensure traffic safety, PM Phuc said.

Attention should be paid to the urban environment, he stressed, asking the capital city to ensure the supply of clean water for locals at reasonable prices, tackle water pollution in Day and Nhue Rivers, and speed up the implementation of a project to restore Tich River to transfer water to Day River.

The Government leader also required Hanoi to direct the good organisation of the Party congresses at all level in the 2020-2025 tenure towards the 13th National Party Congress; raise the responsibility of the grassroots level in citizen reception and in handling complaints and denunciations, with focus on solving cases that gather a large number of people causing instabilities; and increase dialogues with local people.

He highlighted the need for the capital city to rapidly solve years-lasting matters, including the matter in Dong Tam commune of My Duc district, the construction project at 8B Le Truc, the Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro line project, and violations related to land lease and issuance of land use right certificates, and construction and use of land of Phan Ke Binh drainage ditch in Ba Dinh district and Nghia Do drainage ditch in Cau Giay district.

He requested the Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro line be put into operation in 2020./.