Ho Chi Minh City aims for 10 percent growth in 2012
Date: 7/17/2012 7:12:42 AM
Ho Chi Minh City is striving to achieve an annual growth rate of 10 percent in 2012 while controlling inflation, stabilizing the macro-economy and ensuring social welfare.
These goals were released at the fifth meeting of the municipal People’s Council from July 11-13.
Participants at the meeting said building synchronous infrastructure within the city is vitally important, alongside providing incentives for the poor and dealing with resettlement issues.
They stressed the need to increase supervision of food hygiene and safety, prevent epidemics, and upgrade schools for the coming academic year.
HCM City Mayor Le Hoang Quan says top priority will be assisting businesses, boosting trade and tourism, expanding markets and launching marketing and consumption campaigns.
The city will also implement agricultural subsidies, promote rural development, and build new rural area models, Quan said.
He also called for greater efforts to accelerate key projects, especially for traffic infrastructure and flood prevention, and build dormitories and facilities for students.