National Assembly Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu speaks at the ceremony to announce the NA Standing Committee’s resolution on the establishment of Phu My township (Photo: VNA)

Ba Ria-Vung Tau (VNA) – A ceremony was held in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau on May 18 to announce the National Assembly Standing Committee’s resolution on the establishment of Phu My township and its wards.

According to the NA Standing Committee’s Resolution No. 492/NQ-UBTVQH14, dated April 12, 2018, the district-level township of Phu My was founded, replacing Tan Thanh district. It covers an area of 333.84 sqkm and has a population of over 175,800 people.

The new township borders Ho Chi Minh City to the west, Ba Ria and Vung Tau cities to the south and Dong Nai province to the north. It includes five wards of Phu My, Hac Dich, My Xuan, Phuoc Hoa and Tan Phuoc, alongside five communes of Chau Pha, Song Xoai, Tan Hai, Tan Hoa and Toc Tien.

After the establishment of Phu My township, Ba Ria-Vung Tau province now has eight district-level administrative units, including five districts, a township and two provincial cities.

Speaking at the ceremony, NA Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu said Phu My is a new township, therefore it should foster economic growth along with promoting socio-cultural development and administrative reform, improving the quality of education and healthcare services and bettering the spiritual life of local people.

Phu My needs to further enhance the Party and political system building work, strengthen its leadership capacity and streamline the apparatus of the township and its wards and communes, Luu stressed.-VNA