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Feb 19, 2023 / 21:37

Hanoi, Lao authorities share experience in socioeconomic growth

The capital city prioritizes improving its relations with Laos' municipal authorities, particularly Vientiane.

Lao authorities hope to adopt Hanoi’s ways to foster socioeconomic growth in the country, Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee Thongsalith Mangnomek told a meeting with Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Dinh Tien Dungon February 17.

Hanoi Party Committee's secretary Dinh Tien Dung (right) welcomes Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee Thongsalith Mangnomek on February 17. Photo: The Hanoi Times

Thongsalith Mangnomek, who is also Chief of the LPRP Central Committee’s Office, said the Laotian authorities will study the lessons that Hanoi gained to drive its socio-economic growth in the post-pandemic period.

Thongsalith said that he expects the lessons will help the Government of Laos and local authorities achieve rapid economic growth and improve living conditions for the people.

At the meeting, Hanoi Party chief Dinh Tien Dung shared six lessons Hanoi learned during the difficult time.

He said that the municipal authorities consistently followed the central Party and the State's directions and mobilized all resources to execute development plans.

"We tried to exploit the resources efficiently, arrange appropriate tasks for the proper officials, encourage the officials to stay righteous all the time," Dung added.

The city's authorities also enhance inspections to boost the system's performance and gain local people's trust, he said.

Dung reported that Hanoi earned outstanding results in its socioeconomic development, fulfilled all 22 indicators, with five exceeding the plan, and recorded an 8.89% gross regional domestic product (GRDP) growth rate.

"The rate was Hanoi's highest result in 10 years and higher than the nation's average of 8.02%," said Dung.

Hanoi also performed well in supporting enterprises to recover after the pandemic and implemented social policies in time to benefit the people."

The capital city's Party Committee also strengthened and reformed its political regime to boost the morale among all municipal and local units, thus creating momentum to accomplish the assignments, Dung said.

The Hanoi party chief said that the capital city prioritizes improving its relations with Laos' municipal authorities, particularly Vientiane.

He also praised that bilateral relations have made substantial progress recently, with practical projects in healthcare, education and training, agriculture, military, and people exchange.

At the meeting, Thongsalith said that his visit aims to share experiences between the two offices of the Party Central Committees and sign a cooperation agreement between them.