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Jun 18, 2021 / 11:36

Media outlets help build social trust and consensus

Hanoi aims to realize economic growth of 7.5% this year, for which the support and contribution from the press are essential, the Hanoi Party chief has said.

Media outlets have been a key force in helping the local authorities build social trust and consensus.

Secretary of the Hanoi People’s Committee Dinh Tien Dung gave the remarks during his visits to a number of press agencies on June 17 ahead of the 96th Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day (June 21, 1925 – June 21, 2021).

 Secretary of the Hanoi People’s Committee Dinh Tien Dung in a meeting with representatives of the Vietnam Journalists Association. Photos: Thanh Hai

At Nhan Dan (People’s) Newspaper, the Communist Review, and the Vietnam Journalists Association, Dung noted in the face of the current Covid-19 outbreak, the city remains on track to realize the twin goal of both containing the pandemic and boosting economic recovery.

“The city has accomplished major political missions, including the organization of the general election for deputies of the 15th National Assembly and all-level People’s Councils of the 2021-2026 tenure, and the 10th-grade entrance examination,” Dung added.

According to Dung, Hanoi’s gross regional domestic product (GRDP) growth in the first six months is estimated at nearly 6%.

“The city determines to achieve an economic growth rate of 7.5% in 2021,” stated Dung, adding efforts are needed to prevent the pandemic from delaying the implementation of key strategic tasks with high significance for development.

“Hanoi, in order to achieve these major goals, would need the support and contribution from the press,” Dung stressed.

“The authorities are committed to ensuring the successful implementation of the resolution adopted by Hanoi’s 17th Party Congress, with an ultimate goal of building a beautiful, civilized and modern capital city,” he added.

 Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh visits the Ministry of Information and Communications.

On the same day, Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh visited the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC), the Government Portal, and the Hanoi Radio & Television Broadcasting.

In a meeting with the MIC, the Hanoi’s mayor called for the ministry to continue supporting the city in building e-government and further applying IT in socio-economic and education activities.

During his visits to the Government Portal and the Hanoi Radio& Television Broadcasting, Anh hoped press agencies would continue contributing to the development of Hanoi by timely delivering news and information of the city to the local people and international community.

 Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Council Nguyen Ngoc Tuan in a visit to the Voice of Vietnam.

Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Council Nguyen Ngoc Tuan on June 16 visited the Voice of Vietnam, Dai bieu Nhan dan (People’s Representative) Online Newspaper, and Ha Noi Moi Newspaper.

Tuan stressed Hanoi’s strong performance in fighting the pandemic and economic development was partly thanks to the role of press agencies.

“I look forward to greater cooperation and support from the press for the development of Hanoi and the country in general,” Tuan stated.

Marking the 96th Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day on June 21, the Hanoi Journalist Association has announced award recipients for the Ngo Tat To Press Award 2020.

The Kinh te & Do thi (Economic & Urban) Newspaper claimed the first prize of the Ngo Tat To Press Award 2020, along with one second, two third and seven consolation prizes.

Named after Ngo Tat To, a great cultural figure and journalist of Vietnam, the Ngo Tat To Press Award is an annual event held to honor outstanding journalists in Hanoi during a year.