The capital city of Hanoi has set a target of reaching a per-capita income of around 7,500 USD a year by 2020.

The target was announced at a July 4 meeting chaired by the Secretary of the Municipal Party, Committee Pham Quang Nghi, on plans to implement the Politburo’s Resolution No. 11 on the capital city’s development and the way forward to 2020.

During this period, Hanoi will strive to achieve an average economic growth of 12 percent a year. Quality services will play an essential role in the city’s economic structure, the rate of schools up to national standards will reach approximately 70 percent and 75 percent of workers will receive training.

The city is also targeting having two-thirds of all communes up to the new national rural standards and the entire population having access to clean water by 2020.

Public transport is expected to meet about 45 percent of demand while the ratio of urban woodland will reach 10-12 m2 per head of population.

To realise these targets, Hanoi’s Party Committee set out five major solutions, focusing on making the most of the city’s potential and resources, speeding up administrative reforms and improving the efficiency of State management.

They city will complete and draw up policies and procedures, especially those that concern the development of commodities, services, real estate, the labour market, and science and technology. It will also make moves to attract more talented employees and capital investment to develop the city’s infrastructure.

By 2020, the authorities want Hanoi to be a modern national political and administrative centre; a hub for culture, science, education, economics and international transactions; and have enough impetus to develop the Red River Delta.

The city will ensure that the material and spiritual lives of the city’s residents are improved, defence and security are consolidated and a stronger political system is in place.

On concluding their meeting, Nghi said that all the ideas had reflected a high decree of unanimity and emphasised on the need to continue fine-tuning policies and procedures and boost administration reforms to overcome barriers that hinder the capital’s development.-VNA