Significant contribution of the People’s Council to expanding administrative boundaries of Ha Noi (14:55 15/05/2018)
Important resolutions are released
According to Vice Chairman of the Municipal People’s Council Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, after the merger in August 2008, the Ha Noi People’s Council issued many regular and specific resolutions according to legal regulations to merge policies and mechanisms in all fields, and supervise the implementation of them, thus ensuring stability and promoting the socio-economic development of Ha Noi. The Municipal People’s Council issued 107 resolutions in the field of economy and budget, 40 resolutions in culture and social affairs, and 22 others in terms of planning, urban management and land management.
Through inspection and supervision, the Municipal People’s Committee directed agencies at all levels to strictly and promptly implement resolutions, and gained significant progress. Regarding urban management and land, Ha Noi mobilized around VND 400 billion investment of private sector for building parks, flower gardens, recreational places, as well as preservation and renovation of cultural, historical sites. The city also began construction of two new parks and lakes, and one large culture, entertainment park in the area.
Furthermore, Ha Noi has paid much attention to national defense, security and justice reform since the first days after merger. The Municipal People’s Council releases socio-economy, national defense and security resolutions annually; all of them emphasize the importance of implementing national defense and public security tasks, thus contributing to the construction and economic development of Ha Noi. In 2009, the People’s Council issued Specific Resolution No. 19/2009/NQ-HĐND on policies and mechanisms to support legal intuitions and legal assistance intuitions of Ha Noi.
So far, the resolution is still significant; the Municipal People’s Committee keeps requesting city’s agencies, departments and People’s Committees of districts and towns to popularize and implement it. Ha Noi is one of the first localities nationwide which has specific resolution on building Ha Noi defensive area to 2020 and the following years. This is the legal resolution combining socio-economic development and national defense, and serves as an important legal basis for local governments at all levels to perform the task of national defense in the new context.
Performance efficiency is improved
Highlight of the Ha Noi People’s Council over the past 10 years is to act as advisor to the Municipal Party Committee in issuing Project No. 04-ĐA/TU dated October 19, 2012 on improving capacity, efficiency and effectiveness of People’s Council at all levels in the 2011-2016 period (Project 04).
According to Vice Chairwoman of the Municipal People’s Council Phung Thi Hong Ha, the standing members of the Municipal People’s Council build 14 specific topics for the 2011-2016 period in association with quarterly meetings with standing members of People's Committees of districts and towns, when they discuss issues of the Project 04. As a result, the number of specialized deputies in People’s Councils at all levels is increased. In the 2016-2021 period, the number of specialized deputies of Municipal People’s Council continues to rise to 17.5%.
According to Head of the Sector for Economy and Budget Pham Thi Thanh Mai, along with the increasing number of specialized deputies, the People’s Council witnesses many progresses in its sessions, promotes democracy and utilizes intellectual of the deputies to decide important affairs. The Municipal People’s Council provides information to deputies via e-mail and website of the People’s Council, creating favorable conditions for deputies to study content of the sessions thoroughly. There is also remarkable development in the field of supervision. Apart from supervision by standing deputies and sectors, groups of Municipal People’s Council deputies conduct other supervision directly or through report, and combine general and specialized supervision. The People’s Council strictly performed the task of supervision; 97 sessions were implemented strictly on the basis of straightforward exchange, thus pointing out progresses and shortcomings of the units, Pham Thi Thanh Mai emphasized.
For her part, Chairwoman of the Municipal People’s Council Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc asserted that Municipal People’s Council will continue acting as advisor to the Municipal Party Committee in deciding policies and mechanisms under its authority.
Besides, the Municipal People’s Council will increase supervision and implementation of the supervision results in the fields of planning, urban management, construction order, land, urban order and civilization, social safety ad order, fire fighting and prevention, complaint and denunciation settlement. This is the important mission to improve performance efficiency and effectiveness.