Accordingly, over the first nine months of 2018, the city’s socio-economic development has maintained stable growth. Particularly, Ha Noi’s Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) rose by 7.17%; total budget revenue was estimated at VND 166.2 trillion, accounting for 69.7% of the estimate, up 13.7% compared to the same period last year; Foreign direct investment (FDI) capital was estimated at over US$6.2 billion, 5.4 times higher than the same period last year, becoming the leading city in nine-month FDI attraction; export turnover reached US$10.51 billion, an annual increase of 21.6%.
Additionally, the tourism sector reported impressive results as Ha Noi welcomed 3.1 million turns of international arrivals, up 21% comparing to the corresponding period last year; total revenue from tourism fetched VND 57.3 trillion, up 7.3%.
Besides, the city made greater gains in social welfare, political security, social order and safety, traffic safety, agriculture in the nine-month period.
The Municipal People’s Committee emphasized major missions in October and the last three months of the year, including: implementing the year of improving the capacity and effectiveness of the political system 2018; focusing on carrying out missions of the Government, the Municipal Party Committee, the People’s Council and the People’s Committee; effectively implementing Action Program No. 34/CTr-UBND of the Municipal People’s Committee on key missions, solutions for socio-economic development and state budget estimate in 2018; urging to accelerate the progress of key projects, works in the area.
Especially, the Municipal People’s Committee assigned Ha Noi Radio Television and newspapers of Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi), Kinh te & Do thi (Economic and Urban) in collaboration with People’s Committees of districts, towns to inform specific contents of finance, online public services, planning, construction, land to the people; strengthen the popularization to raise people’s awareness of negative impacts of nitrous oxide-filled balloons, known as funky balls.