Hanoi exerts efforts to complete socio-economic tasks in H2 hinh anh 1National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan speaks at the fourth meeting of the 15th municipal People’s Council on July 3 (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan listed an array of tasks for Hanoi to achieve its socio-economic development targets for 2017 while addressing the fourth meeting of the 15th municipal People’s Council on July 3.

She said to reach the yearly growth target of 8.5-9 percent, it is necessary for Hanoi to achieve a growth rate of 9.5 percent in the last six months of this year. 

To that end, Hanoi should promptly and effectively employ solutions to stabilise the macro-economy, tighten urban management, streamline administrative procedures, and further refine mechanisms and policies to make them more open and transparent, the top legislator said. 

She underlined the need for the city to improve its Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI), focusing on its poor performance in public participation at the grassroots level, openness and transparency, and accountability. 

The chief legislator urged the municipal People’s Council to coordinate with the city’s NA deputy delegation, the committee for NA deputies’ affairs and other NA agencies to improve the quality and efficiency of its operation.

Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Council Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc underlined the limitations and weaknesses in the city’s implementation of socio-economic tasks in the first half of this year. 

She pointed to Hanoi’s low PAPI ranking, at the 58th place out of 63 cities and provinces nationwide, dropping eight places as compared with 2015.

During the meeting, the council will discuss and pass 15 reports and 13 resolutions relating to local socio-economic development.  

There will be a Question & Answer session looking into the implementation of conclusions made at the previous meeting. The municipal People’s Committee and relevant agencies will be grilled on issues of public concern.-VNA