The 16th Hai Duong provincial People's Council (PPC) solemnly opened its 6th session on July 10 morning.
Mr. Nguyen Manh Hien, Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the provincial People's Council, delivers the opening speech
In his opening speech, Mr. Nguyen Manh Hien, Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, PPC Chairman, appreciated the proactive, flexible, drastic, and united spirit of the provincial Party Committee, People's Council, and People's Committee and efforts of authorities at all levels, the business community, and people from all walks of life which had contributed to fairly comprehensive socio-economic achievements of the province.
In the first six months of the year, the provincial economy continued to thrive with many results in investment attraction and trade promotion.
There were much progress in culture and society; attention was paid to implementing social security policies; etc. Many guidelines, works, and new projects were implemented.
Besides the results, the PPC chairman also pointed out some limitations as follows:
Administration and organization of implementation at some agencies, units, and local authorities failed to catch up the new directive spirit.
Despite the fairly high economic growth, the province's potential and advantages were not fully brought into play.
Standing members of the provincial People's Council preside over the session
Key works and projects were carried out more slowly than required and scheduled.
Complaints and proceedings of numerous people, violations of dykes and traffic safety corridors, traffic accidents, and social evils tended to increase.
People were still concerned about issues related to the environment and food safety and hygiene and desired more drastic and effective directions of State bodies...
Mr. Nguyen Manh Hien asked the PPC members to continue to innovate their thinking, frankly specify limitations, forecast advantages and difficulties, propose breakthrough solutions and measures to fulfill the 2018 socio-economic development plan, creating an important condition to successfully accomplish the objectives and tasks of the socio-economic development plan for five years from 2016 to 2020.
After the opening session, the PPC members heard Mr. Nguyen Anh Cuong, Member of the provincial Party Committee's Standing Board cum Standing Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee, present a report on results of realizing the socio-economic development plan in the first half and key tasks and measures for the second half of 2018.
Participants in the session. Photos: Thanh Chung
The report indicated that in the first six months of the year, the province continued to enjoy stable and even growth in socio-economic fields. The economy recorded a positive growth rate with the gross regional domestic product increasing by 9.04% over the same period last year (7.8% in the first half of 2017 and at least 8% in the 2018 plan), the highest in the last decade.
In the second half of the year, the provincial authorities will step up the development of agricultural production and new-style rural building; regularly grasp and promptly remove difficulties and obstacles in production and business activities; economically and efficiently administrate budget spending; maintain and well ensure social security, poverty reduction, job creation for laborers, etc.; improve the administrative efficiency and effectiveness of authorities at all levels; well realize the 2018 administrative reform plan, continue to streamline the apparatus and personnel of State bodies; arrange and enhance the performance of public service delivery units; and execute the resolutions of the 7th session of the 12th Party Central Committee in sync.