PM urges stronger implementation of special mechanisms for HCM City

Sunday, 04/02/2024 10:00
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired the second meeting of the steering committee for the implementation of the National Assembly’s resolution on piloting special mechanisms and policies for the development of Ho Chi Minh City.
PM Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the meeting (Photo: VNA) 

Issued on June 24, 2023, Resolution 98/2023/QH15 stipulates mechanisms and policies designed specifically for the city in investment management, State finance and budget, urban governance, natural resources and environment, priority fields calling for strategic investors, sci-tech, innovation, and the administrative apparatus of both Ho Chi Minh City and Thu Duc city.

PM Chinh hailed the municipal Party organisation, authorities and people for their tireless efforts in fulfilling 2023 political tasks with important results. Its socio-economic landscape exhibited robust month-on-month and quarter-on-quarter growth, surpassing the growth rate in 2022.

He noted that the city has completed 10 out of the 22 assigned tasks linked to the resolution, but stressed that there exists a noticeable gap between the current pace and the Government and the city's expectations.

Ministries, agencies and Ho Chi Minh City need specialised units and personnel with responsibility, qualification and passion to dedicate more time and effort to the implementation of the resolution, he urged.

The PM assigned specific tasks to his deputies and ministries to accelerate the resolution's implementation, with Deputy PM Tran Luu Quang tasked with directing the drafting of a Government decree on the decentralisation of State management in certain sectors to the city, an imperative step slated for completion this month.

Deputy PM Tran Hong Ha was required to direct the formulation of a decree on mechanisms and policies to facilitate rooftop solar power installation in administrative agencies and public service units, with a tight deadline set for the second quarter.

Specific tasks pertaining to expressway projects were also assigned to Deputy PMs Ha and Le Minh Khai.

The municipal People's Committee was told to urgently research and propose an overall investment scheme for urban railway infrastructure. Chairman of the committee Phan Van Mai said the city will submit the scheme in Q1.

As the Lunar New Year (Tet) approaches, the Government leader reminded the municipal authorities to ensure a happy, safe and warm Tet for every citizen./.

CPV (Source: VNA)