The most noteworthy documents adopted were resolutions on the socio-economic development in the second half of 2018, the supervision work of the council in 2019, and the city housing development programme for 2016-2025.
In her closing remarks, Chairwoman of the council Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam stressed the positive outcomes in socio-economic, and national defence and security developments in the city over the past six months.
She also pointed out bottlenecks in land management and use, plus the inefficient application of sciences and technologies to boost the city’s development, especially in addressing flooding, traffic jams, and environmental pollution.
The official called for drastic efforts in materialising the council’s resolutions regarding planning and management, and the settlement of pending projects, especially those on environmental protection, flooding, waste, administration reform, and food safety, as well as in handling cases that stir public anxiety.
On July 12 afternoon, delegates raised questions for Director of the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Minh Tan on issues regarding poverty reduction, vocational training and job introduction, and policies on national contributors.
Tan said the current income of very poor families is below VND21 million (US$903) per person per year, and that of low-income families stands at below VND28 million (US$1,204), higher than the national averages.
In early 2018, the city had 58,000 low-income households, including 21,800 poor households, Tan added, noting that the city aims for sustainable poverty reduction.