The event saw the attendance of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong; Politburo member Nguyen Thien Nhan, President of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee; former Politburo member, former President of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee Pham The Duyet; Secretary of the Ha Noi Municipal Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai, among others.
Delegates attend the ceremony.
Addressing the ceremony, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Dong Anh District Pham Van Cham said that Dong Anh District was established in October, 1876 during the time of King Tu Duc. Under the Decision No. 78/CP dated May 31, 1961, Dong Anh officially became a district in the northern suburbs of Ha Noi. The district is home to 413 historical cultural and revolutionary relics, 93 unique folk festivals.
Dong Anh recorded an annual economic growth of 8.5 percent with a total budget collection reaching VND1.789 trillion (over US$80 million) a year.
President of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan (1st from R) presents certificate recognizing Dong Anh as a new-style rural district.
Dong Anh currently has 21 of its 23 communes meeting new-style rural criteria, with the two remainings are expected to satisfy all 19 criteria for new-style rural areas in 2016. The income per capita in the locality rose from VND25 million (US$1,125) per year in 2011 to a current sum of VND43 million (US$1,935).
Over the past five years, Dong Anh has mobilized around VND2.642 trillion (US$118.8 million) from the state budget and other non-state sources for the new-style rural area building program.
A music performance at the ceremony.
Speaking at the ceremony, Secretary Hoang Trung Hai highly appreciated the achievements made by the Party Committee, administration and people of Dong Anh District over the past years, affirming that the district has significantly contributed to the capital's socio-economic development.
Secretary of the Ha Noi Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai speaks at the ceremony.
In the time ahead, Dong Anh district should focus on preserving the traditional cultural value, historical value; conserve, restore and enhance the value of intangible culture; well implement policies to ensure social security, sustainable poverty reduction, added he.
He also urged the district authority to make full use of its economic advantages and potential, continue to mobilize resources for investment and development, and strive to develop into a new urban area by 2030.