HA NOI (VNS) — The Ha Noi economy is picking up steam in most areas. Gross domestic product this year is estimated at 8.8 per cent, within the target for the year of 8.5-9 per cent.
Vice-chairman of the municipal People's Committee, Vu Hong Khanh, told the 11th session of the Ha Noi People's Council here yesterday that revenue to the State budget was forecast to reach more than VND128.9 trillion (US$ 6.1 billion) this year, or 102.1 per cent of the original goal.
Expenditure is expected to cost more than VND51.1 trillion ($2.4 billion).
Participants also reflected on the city's 2014 socio-economic performance, national defence-security and development orientations for 2015.
Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, National Assembly Vice-chairwoman, said Ha Noi should step up the pace of administrative reform and listen to thoughts and aspirations of its local community. — VNS