At the meeting, Secretary of Soc Son District Party Committee Pham Quang Thanh said the district has the second largest natural area in the city with 304.7 square kilometers, 26 communes and towns and a population of 360,000 people.
Thanh noted Soc Son has the advantage of being the traffic hub of the capital with different modes, the most important being the Noi Bai International Airport.
The district also has 341 historical and cultural relics, places of worship and 174 festivals held annually; of which, there is one special national relic and one intangible cultural heritage of humanity (Giong Festival - Soc Temple).
In 2021 and the first seven months of 2022, despite being heavily affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, production and business activities in the district are still maintained stably. Total production value in 2021 will reach VND18.2 trillion (an increase of 4.97% compared to 2020) and per capita income is estimated at VND56.2 million/person/year.
In the first 7 months of 2022, the district's economy recovered positively, reaching VND9.2 trillion (an increase of 7.95% compared to the same period in 2021).
In 2021, the district's budget revenue stood at over VND1.6 trillion (equivalent to 131.1% of the city's estimate); in the past 7 months, the district's budget revenue reached VND557.8 billion, equaling 109% compared to the same period in 2021. The poverty rate according to the city's new standard is now 0.42%.
At the meeting, the Standing Board of Soc Son District Party Committee proposed 10 groups of issues. In which, the district requested the City to accelerate the planning of environmental protection forests, airport urban planning, and the inclusion of planning of parking lots, logistics centers into the overall construction planning of the city.
The district also put forth favorable policy for the realization of the Soc Son Racecourse Project; speed up the planning and investment of Noi Bai International Airport; Dong Quan Lake Ecological Zone; medical complex of 100 hectares; Logistic area in the north of Noi Bai airport; Urban area and central park at Soc Son Satellite Urban area.
Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Van Phong said that the key to removing difficulties for Soc Son district in implementing these projects is to complete the forest planning; upgrade roads; focus on training grassroots staff, among others.
In addition, Chairman of the City People's Council Nguyen Ngoc Tuan said that for Soc Son to continue its development, the district must first solve the lack of planning; effectively handle the problem of leachate at the Soc Son Solid Waste Treatment Complex; increase the rate of tap water supply for daily life in the area (currently reaching about 28%).
Meanwhile, Secretary of the City Party Committee Dinh Tien Dung commended the efforts of the Soc Son’s authorities in realizing development goals in 2021 and seven-month of 2022.
Dung called for the authorities to speed up the forest planning as it is a bottleneck during the implementation of key projects, along with addressing concern of the locals.
To create new momentum in development, the Secretary of the City Party Committee requested the district to closely follow and effectively implement Resolution No. 15-NQ/TU dated May 5, 2022 of the Politburo on the development of Hanoi to 2030, with a vision to 2045, in which, Soc Son district together with Me Linh and Dong Anh districts are planned to become the northern city of the capital associated with industrial and service development.
For the investment project to build Ring Road 4 - Hanoi Capital Region in the district, Soc Son is responsible for the site clearance and resettlement tasks, which requires the strong efforts from the entire political system to complete.
Regarding the management and operation of the Soc Son Waste Treatment Complex, Dung highlighted the importance of the task, urging the authorities to work with other agencies in ensuring the effective operation of the complex.