Over the past year, the Department of Industry and Trade has completed important missions assigned by the Municipal Party Committee and the Municipal People’s Committee to promote the city’s socio-economic development.
In terms of industrial development, the department has focused on synchronously taking various measures to support enterprises and remove difficulties for more production development. Thus, value-added industry reached VND 119,734 billion, up 7.8% year on year. During three years (2016-2018), the sector witnessed an average increase of 7.82%.
In 2018, value-added services posted an increase of 7.23%, having significant contributions to the general growth. Total retail sales of goods and services was reported at VND 2.52 quadrillion, up 9.5%. The city’s total export turnover reached US$ 14.23 billion, up 21.6%, exceeding the target assigned by the Municipal People’s Council. Meanwhile, import turnover was US$ 31.19 billion, up 8.2% against the same period last year.
In 2019, the industry and trade sector sets up key targets, as follows: value-added industry will reach VND 130-130.3 trillion, up 8.6-8.8% over the corresponding period last year; export turnover will fetch US$ 15.66 – 15.73 billion, up 7.5-8% compared to 2018; total retail sales and service revenue will be VND 554.7-559.8 trillion, up 9-10% year on year, in which, total retail sale of goods will reach VND 357.7 – 361 trillion, up 12-13% compared to 2018.
Besides, the Department will continue paying attention to carrying out eight programs of the Municipal Party Committee for the 2016-2020 period; effectively implementing the year of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the political system; proactively create more ways to grasp businesses’ difficulties so as to recommend the Municipal Party Committee, the People’s Council and the People’s Committee to take solutions to assist enterprises in developing manufacture and trade.
Vice Chairman of the Ha Noi People’s Committee Nguyen Doan Toan delivers a speech at the conference
Addressing the conference, Vice Chairman of the Ha Noi People’s Committee Nguyen Doan Toan highly appreciated the department’s drastic participation in developing industrial facilities as well as building a project on developing key industrial products and recommending power development programs.
In terms of commercial development, the department has made many plan on developing civilized commerce, vending machine network, logistic and market management, contributing to promoting the city’s socio-economic development over past year, he added.
Regarding key missions in 2019, Vice Chairman Nguyen Doan Toan asked the Depart of Industry and Trade to focus on developing industrial clusters, reviewing regulations and reporting to the city.
The Department should tighten the market management, especially fire prevention and food safety; coordinate with districts to review markets to offer mechanisms for investment; research the reasonable conversion of markets and select qualified investors, the Vice Chairman noted.
He stressed that the department needs to continue carrying out the project to enhance the management of fresh fruit stores to meet consumers’ demands.
The Department must boost the cooperation with the Centre for Investment Trade and Tourism Promotion, the Department of Trade Promotion and relevant units to successfully implement missions in 2019, he emphasized.
Especially, he assigned the department to cooperate with relevant units to ensure essential goods during Lunar New Year Festival 2019 while enhancing inspection of goods to combat counterfeit products.