(HBO) – Hoa Binh city, a third-tier city subordinate to Hoa Binh province, was set up under the Government’s Decree 126/2006/ND-CP, issued on October 27, 2006. 2020 was a special milestone when the whole Ky Son district was merged into Hoa Binh city, giving it more growth momentum. Not only that the city now has a new look with its area reaching 348.65 sq.km., a population of over 135,000, and a Party organisation with more than 11,000 Party members, but its residents are also confident that the city deserves its status as the centre of Hoa Binh province.


Hoa Binh city has mobilised resources for developing uniform infrastructure so as to meet criteria for a second-tier city.

The Party organisation of Hoa Binh city successfully realised the targets set in the resolution of the municipal Party Congress for the 2015 - 2020 tenure.

During the period, about 1.8 trillion VND (78.6 million USD) from the State budget was spent on developing socio-economic infrastructure, up 9 percent from the previous tenure. A number of projects have been completed and put into use, including the first phase of Hoa Lac - Hoa Binh city Road, Hoa Binh 3 Bridge, Hoa Binh Square, and the Shophouse Vincom project.

The city now boasts relatively uniform and high-quality social infrastructure and technical facilities. The system of markets, supermarkets, and shopping centres has met local people’s demand; the water supply, water drainage, and lighting systems have been upgraded; while the healthcare network has been expanded with two provincial-level hospitals, one medical centre, and tens of non-State healthcare establishments. Thanks to stronger investment, Hoa Binh city is currently home to 68 kindergartens and primary and junior high schools, along with 199 cultural centres of hamlets.

Despites numerous difficulties in 2020, the city managed to obtain the twin targets of containing COVID-19 and sustaining socio-economic development. It also accomplished and surpassed all the 19 targets set in the resolution of its Party Committee, including 597 billion VND collected for the State budget, the urbanisation rate reaching 76 percent, and the household poverty rate brought down to 1.28 percent.

2020 was also a special year of Hoa Binh city as it did a good job in site clearance for 79 projects and made breakthroughs in administrative reforms, particularly in terms of business climate improvement. The city moved up to the first place in the e-administration rankings. The number of administrative procedures handled via level-3 and level-4 online public services has reached 29.3 percent, helping it secure the first position among district-level localities in this regard.

Basing on those important prerequisites, Hoa Binh city launched an action plan for implementing the resolution of its second Party congress for the 2020 - 2025 tenure. This action plan features six concrete programmes each of which identifies detailed targets, tasks, and solutions.

On January 12, the National Assembly’s Steering Committee issued Resolution No 1189/NQ-UBTVQH14 on the establishment of Quynh Lam and Trung Minh wards in Hoa Binh city, which also looks to set up Mong Hoa ward in 2023.

Following the municipal Party Congress, the People’s Committee of Hoa Binh city has issued the socio-economic development and medium-term public investment plans for 2021 - 2025.

Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Ngo Ngoc Duc said to realise the set targets, the committee has ordered local Party cells and organisations to disseminate and carry out the congress’s resolution and the action plan while clarifying responsibilities of each agency and unit.

In particular, apart from enhancing the awareness of Hoa Binh city’s status as the province’s political, administrative, economic, cultural, and social centre, they also need to bring into play the city’s position in the development planning of the Hanoi Capital Region, as well as its role as the centre of the northwestern region and a bridge linking the Capital Region with northwestern localities, he added./.

 


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