The Hanoi People’s Council adopted 17 important resolutions during its eighth session, which wrapped up in the capital city on December 6.

The resolutions include one on adjusting the administrative boundary of its outskirts district of Tu Liem to set up two districts and 23 wards.

Addressing the closing ceremony, Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Council Ngo Thi Doan Thanh said the five-day session focused its discussions on economic development, budget and land management and social welfare.

The session heard a report on the city’s socio-economic performance in 2013 and tasks for 2014 which showed budget collection falling short of expectations, capital construction debts increasing, healthcare services remaining poor and shortcomings existing in land management and environmental hygiene.

According to Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen The Thao, Hanoi has set 2014 targets of posting a fair economic growth; stepping up production and business; improving urban planning; boosting the building of new-style rural areas; bettering environmental protection; developing education and healthcare; and strengthening the fight against corruption.

To meet the targets, Thao said Hanoi will focus on resolving difficulties in production and business development, improving the investment environment and mobilising resources for development.

The city will also move to raise public awareness of building and maintaining its image and civilised lifestyle as Hanoi has chosen 2014 as its ‘Year of Urban Order and Civilisation’.-VNA