PM praises Ho Chi Minh City’s strong Q1 performance

(VOVWORLD) -Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has applauded Ho Chi Minh City for its performance in the first quarter of this year with a GDP  growth of 7.64%, budget collection fulfilling one fourth of the yearly plan, and foreign investment ranking second among Vietnamese localities after Hanoi. 
PM praises Ho Chi Minh City’s strong Q1 performance  - ảnh 1 Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (2nd right) shakes hands with Ho Chi Minh City leaders (Photo: VNA)

At a working session with municipal authorities in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday, Prime Minister Phuc also praised the city’s human resources development and its labor productivity which is 3 times higher than the average figure of other Vietnamese localities. He called for further efforts: “Ho Chi Minh City needs to continue to confirm its vanguard role. This is not only a requirement by the municipal Party Committee and people, but also a responsibility of the city before our Party, State, and people. Obstacles should be removed to thrive and be on a par with other cities in Asia. First of all, Ho Chi Minh city should be a frontrunner in Industry 4.0, becoming a smart and innovative city, building e-government, improving administrative reforms, and enhancing competitiveness.”