Ha Noi wraps up 16th municipal party congress

Update: November, 04/2015 - 16:39
Members of the new Ha Noi party executive committee being introduced at its 16th party congress. — Photo VNA/VNS Photo Thong Nhat

HA NOI (VNS) — Ha Noi's 16th party congress for the 2015–20 period ended yesterday.

At the closing session, the participants approved the draft resolution of the 16th municipal party congress, which specifies the guiding principle for the next five years as "enhancing the party organisation's leadership and combating capacity; upholding the cultural and heroic traditions and the strength of the national unity bloc; mobilising all resources and pushing forward with the cause of renovation, industrialisation and modernisation in a comprehensive and synchronous manner; and building a prosperous, civilised and modern capital city."

The municipality's new party committee and its 16-member standing board made their debut at the session, along with the Ha Noi delegation with 61 members to attend the 12th national party congress.

A day earlier, the new party committee elected Ngo Thi Thanh Hang, Dao Duc Toan, Nguyen Duc Chung and Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc as the four new vice-secretaries. Permanent Vice-Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee's 15th tenure Ngo Thi Thanh Hang was re-elected to the new committee for the 2015-20 term.

Politburo member Pham Quang Nghi, who was secretary of the Hanoi party committee in its 15th tenure, has been assigned to steer the committee pending the 12th National Party Congress.

At a press conference after the congress' closing, Vice-Secretary of the Ha Noi Party Committee Dao Duc Toan said the standing board of the Hanoi party committee had agreed to nominate Vice-Secretary Nguyen Duc Chung as chairman of the municipal people's committee. The position will be voted on by the municipal people's council as per the law.

Toan, who is also head of the municipal party committee's organisation board, said 12.2 per cent of the members of the new party committee were women, up 2.2 per cent from the previous tenure. All members hold bachelor's degrees, while 85 per cent have master's or doctorate degrees.

However, the number of young members in the committee is still below expectations.

The 16th municipal party congress, which commenced on October 31, was attended by 495 delegates, representing 390,000 party members across Ha Noi. — VNS