At the meeting, voters at Hoan Kiem district expressed their support to the result from the recent meeting of Hanoi People’s council, while voicing some concerns regarding social issues.
Voter Nguyen Quyet Thang at Hang Ma ward highly regarded the city’s efforts in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic and pushing for economic recovery.
Thang said while the Covid-19 pandemic remains complicated globally, the people should continue to maintain efficient anti-virus measures, including wearing face masks, keeping social distance, checking body temperature, washing hands, among others.
Voter Do Duy Tan from Phan Chu Trinh ward said tourism should be a key solution to boost economic growth. Tan said the city should take advantage of its tangible and intangible heritage to promote domestic tourism.
Voter Dao Tuyet Thanh from Hang Trong ward pointed to the issue of garbage piling up on the street after locals blockaded the city’s biggest landfill in Nam Son, Thanh said this is the sixth time that this happened and requested the city to have substantial measures to deal with the issue.
Meanwhile, some voters also requested the city to complete the master planning works for the 2020 - 2030 period, with vision to 2045; as well as the planning at Red and Duong rivers.
A voter voices his concern at the meeting.
In response to voters’ concern, Chairman of Hanoi People’s Nguyen Duc Chung said there are currently 900,000 people living along Red river’s riparian areas. Chung said due to limited financial capacity, Hanoi could not construct back-dikes along the two river’s banks and relocate 900,000 people.
Regarding the garbage issue, Chung said the city’s leaders have instructed the Department of Construction and URENCO to temporarily bury garbage to Cau Dien landfill, while all garbage piling up in the street would be cleaned up today.
In long term, Chung said the city is encouraging investors to build garbage treatment plant. In 2017, the city put into operation a garbage treatment plant in Nam Son with the capacity of 75 tons per day. This year, there would be another plant completed with capacity of 4,000 tons per day. In the first quarter of 2022, Hanoi would put into operation another plant with capacity of 1,500 tons per day. As a result all garbage of the city would be burned to generate electricity.
As some locals blockaded the landfill, Chung said Vice Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Quoc Hung and Vice Secretary of Hanoi Party Committee Dao Duc Toan have visited the people and listened to their concerns. So far, the city has completed preparation for resettlement houses for the locals to move in.