The 16th Hanoi People’s Council for the 2021-2026 term today [June 23] convened its first session following the successful conclusion of the general election on May 23.
|Overview of the first session. Photos: The Hanoi Times|
“I warmly welcome all elected deputies of the municipal People’s Council for the 2021-2026 term, and hope that all of you would fulfill the responsibilities of people’s representatives,” said Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, chairman of the Hanoi People’s Council in his opening speech.
With a turnout of 99.16% during the election day, voters in Hanoi had elected 29 deputies for the National Assembly, 95 for the city-level People’s Council, 1,052 at district-level, 10,593 at ward- and commune-levels.
“Such results demonstrated the solidarity, responsibility, and political awareness of the people in building a rule-based socialist state under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam,” he added.
|Chairman of the Hanoi People's Council Nguyen Ngoc Tuan.|
According to Tuan, at the first session of the new municipal People’s Council, the delegates will vote for key positions of the city’s administration, including the people’s councils, people’s committees, and judges of the municipal people’s courts.
“Those elected in this session would be responsible for realizing resolutions adopted by the 13th National Party Congress and the 17th Hanoi’s Party Congress, with short-term goals being the successful materialization of Hanoi’s socio-economic development targets in 2021,” Tuan continued.
|Deputies at the first session of the municipal People's Council.|
Other priorities include the successful implementation of the pilot urban administration model in Hanoi and the financing mechanism to aid the Covid-19 fight.
“The first session of the 16th Hanoi People’s Council brings along expectations and trust of the locals, and we strongly believe that the People’s Council would truly be the representative for the desire and will of voters,” Tuan stressed.
|Overview of the first session.|
At the meeting, Chairwoman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front – Hanoi chapter Nguyen Lan Huong raised concerns from voters that are set to be discussed at the first session, including favorable policies to support affected households during the site clearance process and efficiency in urban management; tightening control of foreigners entering the city; improving quality of education services; promoting the development of craft villages, tourism economy; and modernization of agricultural production.