Hanoi a major metropolitan area of the region

(VOV) - After 60 years of national liberation and with many ups and downs, Hanoi has transformed into a major metropolitan area of the region and the world and has been honoured as the city for peace, said Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Nguyen The Thao.

Mr Thao said Hanoi has witnessed robust growth over the years. Agricultural production value reached nearly VND200 million per hectare, a 1.63 fold increase.

Average income per capita in rural areas reached VND21.36 million per year, up 2.6 fold compared to 2008. Each year, the capital city generates more than 140,000 jobs.

Thao affirmed Hanoi has gradually exerted great influence in the country and become a centre for politics, economics, culture, education, science and technology and international exchange.

The capital city has attained remarkable economic achievements with an annual growth rate increasing on average 1.5 fold and total budget revenue accounting for 20% of the country's total. The city has effectively resolved social welfare-related issues thus propelling socio-economic development forward.

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 Hanoi People’s Committee Chairman Nguyen The Thao.

Thao emphasized the city’s most important task now is planning work and the development of transport system. With a combination of modern and ancient architectures, Hanoi has made remarkable changes to turn it into a more beautiful and prosperous city.

The city will fully tap the underground space to build roads and railways to link the centre to the neighbouring areas.

In recent times, the construction of  many bridges, flyovers and metros in the city and ring roads have helped solved traffic jams in the capital city effectively.

Thao noted being a thousand-year old city, Hanoi is bent on developing an urban area with special identities towards a modern and friendly city. In recent times, many international organisations have regarded Hanoi as a worth-living city and an attractive destination.

The city has been bestowed the honorary title of the “The City for Peace” by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Especially, Hanoi has strengthened exchanges, expanded cooperative relations and partnership with more than 100 cities in the world.

In the time ahead, the city will pay heed to resolving social issues, ensuring social order, improving people’s daily lives and generating more steady jobs.

The major focus will be on restructuring the national economy, dealing with environmental pollution, boosting administrative reforms and urban development and building transport infrastructure.

With a thousand-year history, Hanoi is widely recognised as one of the best cultural destinations in Southeast Asia. Following are some photos of the capital city: 

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Many high rise buildings taking shape in the northern gateway of Hanoi
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High rise buildings in the west of Hanoi, in Nam Tu Liem district

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Along the banks of the Red River, in Long Bien district

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Nhat Tan Bridge linking Tay Ho district to Dong Anh district facilitates transport activities
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Nhat Tan Bridge at night
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 Green trees and ponds are typical characteristics of the capital city

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The southern gateway of the city with Thanh Tri Bridge and a fly-over
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 Linh Dam new urban area

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 Hanoi bears the stamps of history with Long Bien Bridge connecting the two banks of the Red River

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Many French architectures like State Bank of Vietnam in Ly Thai To street remain Hanoi’s main architecture

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 Ho Guom (Sword Lake), the heart of the capital city

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 New Tran Duy Hung street at night 

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