He made the statement during his reception for EU Ambassador to Vietnam Giorgio Aliberti.

According to Secretary Dinh Tien Dung, with the role of the national political-administrative headquarters, a major center of culture, science, education, economy and international transactions, in the 2016-2020 period, Hanoi gained a growth rate of 7.39%, and average income per capita of USD5,420. It is expected to attract USD2 billion FDI by the end of this year.

At the reception (Photo: HNMO)

“The city has always been consistent with the goal of considering businesses and people as the center,” he said, adding that many solutions have been implemented to restore and develop the economy, speed up the reform of administrative procedures, improve the investment environment, and remove difficulties for businesses.

Noting that the capital city has controlled the COVID-19 pandemic, with first shot of vaccine given to 98% of population and the second shot to 49% of population, he went on to say that the city has gradually created a pandemic adaptable situation for restoring economic development.

“Over the past time, diverse EU member countries have given COVID-19 vaccine aid to Vietnam through COVAX Facility,” Secretary Dung said, expressing his hope that EU will continue to help Vietnam by ceding vaccines, sharing technologies, providing medical material and supplies, and disseminating experience in pandemic response.

“Hanoi hopes the EU will continue to help and share experiences in the fields of green economy, circular economy, environmental protection, waste treatment, high-quality human resource training and cultural heritage conservation,” he went on to say.

Appreciating the efforts of the Vietnamese Government in general, and of Hanoi in particular, to control the COVID-19 pandemic, EU Ambassador to Vietnam Giorgio Aliberti said he hoped people's lives will soon return to normal.

Agreeing with the suggestions of Secretary Dung, Ambassador Giorgio Aliberti emphasized that EU members are willing to share experiences in areas of strength, and hoped that the two sides will accelerate the project of the European Management University in Hanoi, build urban railway No. 3 and cooperate in the field of cultural heritage conservation./.

Compiled by BTA