At the ceremony, Vice Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Le Hong Son said the Red river delta comprises of Hanoi and 10 provinces/cities under the government’s direct administration, including Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Hai Duong, Hung Yen, Vinh Phuc, Bac Ninh, Ha Nam, Ninh Binh, Thai Binh, and Nam Dinh, which have unique cultural values and is one of Vietnam’s two major industrial and economic hubs.
In the first few months of 2020, Hanoi along with other provinces/cities have actively pursued the dual target of both containing the pandemic and boosting economic recovery.
As the capital city, as well as center of politics, culture and education, the city contributes over 16.7% of the GDP and nearly 19% of the state budget, despite making up only 1% of the area and 8.5% of the population.
Son said Hanoi has strictly complied with the government’s instruction in dealing with the Covid-19 impacts and boosting economic recovery, thanks to strong responses from the political system, the business community and the people.
According to Son, Hanoi has an agreement in place with over 50 provinces/cities in boosting development in tourism, industry, trade, culture, among others.
In 2020, Hanoi’s gross regional domestic product (GRDP) is set to expand by 3.94% year-on-year, 1.5 times higher than the national average.
Son said as the Covid-19 pandemic has been effectively contained, Hanoi remains steadfast in pursuing the dual target, while stressing the city continues to be a safe and attractive destination.
During this process, the women play a key role in boosting connectivity and exchange activities between Hanoi and other provinces/cities in the Red river delta, contributing to socio-economic development.
The “Hanoi connects for reaching further ” conference took place from November 27 - 29 at walking street surrounding the Sword Lake, with a range cultural, and tourism exchange activities between Hanoi’s women and those in the Red river delta region.