Top leader wishes Hanoi prosperous New Year

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong on February 11 night made a lunar New Year (Tet) visit to the Hanoi Party Committee, during which he wished the capital greater success in 2021.

The Party chief lauded the city’s resounding success in 2020, which he said made significant contributions to the country’s achievements. He reminded Hanoi that besides opportunities, there are many challenges ahead and the city should not rest on its laurels.

Vuong Dinh Hue, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee, briefed the top leader on the city’s efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, thus fulfilling the dual goal of epidemic prevention and economic recovery. By the end of 2020, the city enjoyed economic growth of 3.98% and generated over 180,000 jobs.

The Hanoi Party Committee also successfully held party congresses at all levels, contributing to the success of the 13th National Party Congress, he said, adding the city ensured safety for the country’s important events while putting the COVID-19 outbreak under control.

On the eve of the traditional Lunar New Year, the city has enhanced support for workers at the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19, and saved on spending to have more money on Tet gifts for policy beneficiary families, and disadvantaged people.

The capital city will strive to become a green, smart and modern city by 2030, and a global city with good competitive edge by 2045.

The Party and State leader then offered incense to ancestors at the monument to King Ly Thai To. He also talked to and extended Tet greetings to Hanoi residents and environmental workers who were on duty there.