Hanoi needs to set example in all fields: top leader hinh anh 1At the meeting (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong has urged Hanoi to make greater efforts in Party building, personnel development and rule building, in order to deserve its position as the national centre of politics and culture.

Hanoi must set an example in all fields, the top leader said during a meeting between the Politburo and the city’s Party Committee’s Standing Board on September 19.

He asked the capital city to extend its relations with foreign counterparts and bring into full play the support of the central government and coordinate with other localities in development. 

Regarding the upcoming 17th Party Congress of Hanoi (2020-2025 term), the Politburo lauded the Hanoi Party Committee’s thorough, serious and scientific preparations, in terms of both documents and personnel.

However, the Politburo said, the draft political report should make deeper analysis and comparison between Hanoi and regions and the country, as well as between tenures. 

It was reported that during the previous term, Hanoi has completed all of the 16 criteria set at the 16th Party Congress of the city, with its economic growth higher than the national average and improved growth quality.

In 2020, the city’s gross regional domestic product (GRDP) is expected to exceed 1 quadrillion VND (45 billion USD) and its GRDP per capita at some 5,420 USD, a rise of 1.5 times from 2015 and 1.8 times higher than the national average.

Hanoi’s budget collection reached nearly 1.2 trillion VND in 2016-2020, a nearly 1.64-fold increase as compared with the 2011-2015 period.

Outstanding achievements have been made in attracting foreign investment that hit 25 billion USD in 2016-2020, 3.9 times higher than the previous tenure, the report said.

The capital city accounts for over 16 percent of national GDP and 18.5 percent of the country’s budget collection.

At the meeting, the Politburo suggested Hanoi adjust its economic targets to match the latest situation, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and supplement sustainable development criteria such as human development and life expectancy indexes, along with those on the environment.

Hanoi should gear towards regional and international development standards, and work to promote its locomotive role as well as its position as an international gateway of the country, the Politburo said./.