The event saw the attendance of Member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Secretary of the Ha Noi Party Committee and Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung; Deputy Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee Dao Duc Toan; Vice Chairwoman of the Municipal People’s Council Phung Thi Hong Ha; Vice Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Nguyen The Hung along with leaders and former leaders of Soc Son District.
Located at the northern gate of the capital city and known as an agricultural district with out-of-date facilities, after 40 years, Soc Son District has gained remarkable achievements over the past years. With the drastic and synchronous participation of the entire political system, over the past 20 years, the economic growth rate on average has reached over 9%. At present, the district’s economic structure changes toward the positive direction. The proportion of industry – handicraft – construction, services and agriculture was over 57%, 30% and 13% respectively. For recent years, the budget revenue has exceeded the assigned plan.
In 1977, the district had only 22 enterprises, but now, the number has increased to 1,518. With the advantage of location, Soc Son has attracted more attention of foreign businesses. Currently, the district records a total of 45 foreign invested enterprises with the total capital of about VND 9,900 billion which create jobs for more than 15,500 laborers. In addition, 1,473 domestic enterprises with the total capital of VND 18,600 billion also provide jobs for over 20,700 laborers.
Delegates participate in the celebrating ceremony
In agriculture, the district has made the planning toward concentration, large scale and focusing on applications of modern technology. Now, Soc Son District develops 32 concentrated production areas; builds 5 collective brand names. The value of production per ha increased to VND 152 million (in 2016), even from VND 350 million to 1 billion per ha. It is expected that by the end of 2017, the district will have 18 out of 25 communes meeting new style rural criteria and strive to become new style rural locality by 2020, etc.
To get the above achievements, Soc Son District has been well aware of the role and the importance of improving rural infrastructure. The district has brought into full play the support and investment of the Central, the city to build, expand and improve power lines in rural areas; completed the project on improving the rural power grid in all communes; implemented the industrialization – modernization in agriculture, rural areas with the total capital of over VND 3,000 billion; invested VND 615 billion in basic construction in 2016, etc.
To fulfill the targets in the 2016 – 2020 period, Chairman of the district People’s Committee Vuong Van But said that, the district will continue boosting economic restructuring toward industry – services – agriculture; mobilizing and effectively using available resources for development and strengthening the socialization; well managing planning, land, environment, construction order, land clearance, natural resources and environmental protection; synchronously building modern facilities; building new style rural areas as planned.
A music performance at the ceremony.
Speaking at the celebrating ceremony, on behalf of the city’s leaders, Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung praised efforts and determination of the Party Committee, authorities, armed forces and people of Soc Son District in protecting and building the developed district today.
The Chairman also emphasized that the capital city paid special attention to arranging funds for the district; focusing on dealing with difficulties and shortcomings in planning, investment attraction (especially in fields of tourism, services, industrial and agricultural production with high quality); resolving people’s recommendations in removing and strengthening investment for areas suffered from Nam Son dump; investing and developing Soc Son satellite town and others.
Besides, he suggested that the district Party Committee and authorities should well implement the building and management of planning, land and construction order; cooperate with the city and the Central to effectively carry out investment projects so as to connect the central urban areas of Ha Noi; focus on large planning of satellite towns and urban zones along Vo Nguyen Giap Road, expanded areas and vicinities around Noi Bai International Airport, concentrated industrial parks and Soc Temple – Dong Quan Lake ecotourism zone, etc so as to create basic premises to develop Soc Son in the right direction; pay attention to managing and protecting natural resources, environment, especially land, environmental landscape in mountainous areas.
Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung speaks at the ceremony.
Furthermore, Soc Son District should also focus on leadership and direction for economic development; developing agricultural production areas toward high quality in association with development of trade and services; well implementing preferential policies to remove difficulties for enterprises; protecting and promoting the value of forests; investing in health, education; ensuring social welfare, especially policy beneficiary families, revolutionary contributors, the poor; maintaining political stability and ensuring national defense, security; effectively handling concerned issues, etc.