Hanoi announces 10 outstanding events in 2021 (00:00 31/12/2021)

HNP - In the context of the complicated COVID-19 situation, Hanoi has overcome difficulties and achieved strong results in all spheres of politics, economy, culture, society, and security and defense. Hanoi Portal selected the city’s ten outstanding events in 2021.

1. The Hanoi Party Committee puts the resolutions adopted at the 13th National Party Congress and 17th Hanoi Party congress into practice
The city has worked with central-level agencies to effectively roll out major tasks which make significant contribution to the success of the 13th National Party Congress.
The municipal Party Committee have been determined to put the Party’s resolutions into practice, while timely issuing ten action programs set for the 2021-2025 term, especially Program No.1 on building a strong and pure Party organization and political system.
2. Successful organization of the election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and People’s Councils at all levels for the 2021-2025 tenure
Checking preparations for the election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and People’s Councils at all levels for the 2021-2025 tenure.
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Hanoi administration has exerted every effort to make thorough preparations for the election.
The voter turnout reached over 99.16%. The general election was a comprehensive success. Local residents voted to elect 29 deputies to the 15th NA and 95  others to the municipal People’s Council.
3. Effectively realizing the dual goals of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and shifting  anti-pandemic strategy to flexible and safe adaptation, and boosting socio-economic development
In response to the complicated COVID-19 situation, the municipal authorities have called for the engagement of the entire political system as well as the support of the business community and people in combating the pandemic.
Hanoi has taken various measures to put the pandemic under control. As the largest-scale ever, the vaccination campaign has been implemented across the capital city. As of December 28, a total of 11,767,691 doses of vaccines have been administered in Hanoi.
Besides, Hanoi has witnesses positive sign of economic recovery as the city’s GRDP growth rebounded strongly to 6.69% in the fourth quarter, taking the whole-year economic growth to 2.92%. The capital's state budget revenue is estimated at VND239 trillion, exceeding the year’s target by 10.1%. 
Especially, the city has held two dialogues with domestic and foreign businesses to listen to their concern and suggestion to accelerate economic recovery.
4. Hanoi officially pilots the urban administrative model 
At the 8th sitting on November 27, 2019, the 14th National Assembly ratified Resolution No.97/2019/QH14 on piloting the urban administration model in Hanoi.
Under the model, Hanoi will abolish the people’s council in 177 wards of 12 districts and Son Tay Town. As such, the metropolitan area will have only two levels of people’s representation: city and district. Rural areas still retain the model of three levels of people’s representation (city, district, and commune).
5. Hanoi announces six subdivision planning projects and starts renovating old apartment buildings
The authority of Hanoi has announced six subdivision planning projects on inner-city zoning in four districts of Hoan Kiem, Ba Dinh, Dong Da, and Hai Ba Trung, with a total area of 2,709 hectares and an estimated population of 672,000 by 2050.
The ultimate goal of the planning is to relocate people living in the downtown areas in compliance with the city’s overall construction planning until 2030, with a vision to 2050.
6. The capital city has attained high achievements in education sector
7. Hanoi has completed some major infrastructure projects which have contributed to improving the city's transport system
Several public transportation projects have been completed in 2021, including the Cat Linh - Ha Dong urban railway, the bridge crossing Linh Dam river, an interchange between the ring road No.3 and Hanoi-Haiphong expressway, among others.
 The Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway.
Notably, the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway was the first of its kind in Hanoi and of Vietnam that is put into commercial operation.
8. 100% of communes in Hanoi complete building new-style rural areas
By the end of 2021, Hanoi has 12 out of 18 districts becoming new-style rural areas. The new-style rural area status of four other districts of Phu Xuyen, Ung Hoa, Me Linh, and Chuong My is pending recognition by the Prime Minister.
9. Effective implementation of some tasks to promote socio-cultural development
Various measures have been taken to realize the resolution of the 17th city’s Party congress on the development of Hanoi and culture.
The municipal government has increased investment in socio-culture, especially healthcare, education, and the preservation of historical and cultural heritage in the city.
10. Maintaining national defense, political security, and public order
The city has exerted every effort to ensure absolute safety for thousands of political, cultural, social events at domestic and international levels. 
Hanoi has cooperated with the central-level agencies in successfully organizing the 13th National Party Congress and the general election of deputies of the 15th National Assembly and all-level People’s Councils for the 2021-2026 tenure.
The city also has succeeded in curbing traffic accidents while promoting the image of Hanoi as a safe, friendly, and peaceful destination for domestic and international tourists.

By Tran Huong

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