People in the capital city of Hanoi should show their love towards the country through simple good deeds, such as joining production movements and abiding by the laws of the land.

The statement was made by Hanoi Party Committee Secretary Pham Quang Nghi during a working trip to industrial zones in the city on June 4.

Speaking at the Thach That - Quoc Oai Industrial Zone, Nghi mentioned recent regrettable disturbances which occurred in some localities during public opposition to China’s illegal placement of the oil rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone. These incidents caused damage to businesses’ assets.

While stressing that it is a legitimate right of Vietnamese people to oppose China’s wrong doings and struggle for protecting their national sovereignty and territorial integrity, he said that they should not follow the words of instigators to create social disorder that damages the image of the country.

Talking to foreign business owners and workers, he shared that Vietnam is taking a series of measures to maintain peace and stability. As neighbours, Vietnam and China should sincerely foster their friendship.

Hanoi is also trying its best to build its image and investment environment to attract more foreign investors while implementing policies to ensure fair interests for all foreign businesses, he said.

According to Nguyen Xuan Chinh, head of the city’s management board of industrial zones (IZs) and export processing zones (EPZ), Hanoi ’s eight industrial zones is now home to 550 projects worth 5.3 billion USD. They include 300 foreign invested projects, with a total registered investment of 4.7 billion USD.

Businesses operating in Hanoi’s IZs and EPZs are expected to post a combined revenue of 5.5 billion USD, up 11 percent against last year and accounting for 20 percent of the city’s GDP.-VNA