With 100% of the votes in favor, the National Assembly Standing Committee passed a Resolution on the arrangement of district-level administrative units to establish Thu Duc district in Ho Chi Minh City.
View of the session of the National Assembly Standing Committee. Photo: VNA
Continuing the working program, on the afternoon of December 9, the National Assembly Standing Committee considered and decided on the arrangement of district and commune administrative units for the 2019-2021 term and established Thu Duc district in Ho Chi Minh City. . .
Discussing at the hall, many delegates said that the establishment of Thu Duc city is very necessary to enhance the position of Ho Chi Minh City, making an important contribution to the economic development of the country.
Need to establish Thu Duc city
Presenting the Report on the arrangement of administrative units at district, district and commune levels in the period of 2019-2021 and the establishment of Thu Duc district in Ho Chi Minh City, Minister of Home Affairs Le Vinh Tan said that the district's area 2, District 2 9 and Thu Duc now have an important position in the southern key economic region; is the focal point of the arterial traffic routes between Ho Chi Minh City and the Southeast provinces such as the Ho Chi Minh City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway, Hanoi Highway, National Highway 1A, Pham Van Dong-National Highway 1K, Highway 52...
Through more than 20 years of development, the three districts have achieved important results with many outstanding achievements; The material and spiritual life of the people is constantly being improved, the infrastructure is developed. Here, many new economic, educational and training establishments and infrastructures have been formed, which are important to the development of Ho Chi Minh City.
In 2019, the three districts developed at a high rate, contributing one-third of the city's gross regional product (GRDP), equivalent to about 7% of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) (in terms of size). ). , second only to the GRDP of Hanoi, larger than the GRDP of Binh Duong and Dong Nai provinces). In the period 2016 - 2019, budget revenue reached VND 37,158 billion, budget expenditure was VND 11,174 billion.
Presenting the inspection report, Chairman of the National Assembly's Legal Committee Hoang Thanh Tung said that the Law Committee approved the need to establish Thu Duc district in Ho Chi Minh City on the basis of merging 3 administrative units at all levels. district. (Districts 2, 9 and Thu Duc) to establish an organizational model of the urban management apparatus to meet the requirements of state management in the area.
The establishment of Thu Duc city will be an important premise for the formation of an innovative and highly interactive urban area of Ho Chi Minh City. This will be the nucleus, the new growth pole to promote the economic development of Ho Chi Minh City and the Southern Economic Region.
In order to have a basis for building and developing Thu Duc City in the direction of a creative urban area, the Law Department proposed that the Government and Ho Chi Minh City authorities urgently study and develop a master plan for Thu Duc City to create a basis. the law on urban construction and embellishment in the locality; do well the work of information, communication, and final settlement of long-standing complaints, denunciations and lawsuits on outstanding issues such as planning, compensation, site clearance and resettlement.
In addition, Ho Chi Minh City needs a solution to mobilize, manage and effectively use capital sources for the construction and development of Thu Duc City in the coming time; consolidating the organization of the government apparatus of Thu Duc City; renovating operation methods, strongly applying information technology, reforming administrative procedures; arrange, arrange, train and foster to improve the qualifications and capacity of the contingent of cadres and civil servants capable of taking on the tasks of the smart city government...
Approving the Resolution on the establishment of Thu Duc city
Delegates said that the restructuring of the administrative unit is in line with the Party's guidelines and guidelines on streamlining the State administrative apparatus, downsizing the staff, and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of operations. governments at all levels. From there, Ho Chi Minh City can contribute more to the whole country, have conditions to support the development of the Southern Key Economic Zone, worthy of being a major regional and international city.
Chairman of the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Nguyen Thanh Phong affirmed that the process of developing a project to establish Thu Duc City and adjusting administrative units at district, district and commune levels was done very carefully; consult a large number of scientists, revolutionary elders; propagate to all classes of pe