Business resumed in Hanoi after Tet (21:52 31/01/2020)


HNP -  Secretary of Hanoi’s Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai chaired a meeting on January 30 to discuss activities in Hanoi during the 7-day Lunar New Year festival.   


At the meeting.


According to the municipal People’s Committee, the authority had prepared 1.5 million presents for beneficiaries of social policies worth over VND622 billion (US$26.84 million), including 270,000 gifts worth VND137 billion (US$5.9 million) donated by businesses.
 
During Tet, the supply – demand of goods and products remained stable, while there have not been any cases of hoarding for illegal gains. Additionally, public transport services had been maintaining efficient operation during the holiday. 
 
Public order had also been maintained, while the crime rate decreased by 15% year-on-year, and cases of fire accidents decreased by 16; traffic accidents also declined in  three criteria, including the number of accidents, number of fatalities and injuries.
 
Notably, tourism activities expanded by 4.3% year-on-year despite the outbreak of the new coronavirus in China. Total revenue from tourists during the Tet holiday reached VND947 billion (US$40.87 million), up 5.8% year-on-year. 
 
Hanoi is scheduled to plant 287,000 new trees in 2020. 
 
At the meeting, Hai commended the efforts from related departments and units in ensuring a pleasant and safe Tet holidays for the people and requested that all works should be promptly resumed after Tet. 
 
Hai noted the authority should prepare sufficient medical equipment, financial means and plans to deal with any potential outbreak of the coronavirus, at the same time stepping up monitoring efforts in air and road transportation, particularly those arriving from the outbreak. 
 
Hai expected related agencies to prepare for the successful organization of the ceremony marking 90th anniversary of the foundation of the Communist Party of Vietnam on February 3, 2020.

By Ngoc Lam


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