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Dec 28, 2022 / 22:36

Top 10 achievements of Hanoi in 2022

In 2022, Hanoi and the whole country began to leave the Covid-19 pandemic behind and embarked on recovery. Here is the list of Hanoi's major milestones in the year that is about to end.

Continuous reform of the Party leadership and improvement of the quality of its members

The municipal Party Committee, the Government, and subordinate agencies continued to reform and promote a democratic, scientific and practical management system to carry out political tasks.

An administrative office at the Hoan Kiem District People's Committee. Photo: Cong Hung/The Hanoi Times

After being approved by the Hanoi People's Council, the Hanoi People's Committee launched the plan to decentralize public administration. As a result, the city delegated to district authorities the decision-making of 634 administrative procedures, accounting for one-third of all administrative work at the city and district levels.

To improve the quality of Party membership, the Hanoi Party Committee Steering Committee issued a decision that filters out non-compliant Party members from the political system and seeks new ones to bolster Party quality.

In 2022, the Hanoi Party Committee launched 46 anti-corruption inspections across all Party units and over 2,900 Party members, handling 28 cases.

Issuance of  Resolution on Hanoi’s development until 2045

On May 5, 2022, Politburo issued Resolution 15-NQ/TW on the development of the capital city of Hanoi by 2030, with an eye on 2045. Under this resolution, the Politburo aims to turn Hanoi into a smart, clean, and safe city that meets the expectations of becoming the growth engine for the development of the North, the Red River region, and the country's political-administrative-economic-cultural-cultural-educational-technological center.

On August 26, 2022, the Hanoi Party Committee issued an action plan to implement Resolution 15-NQ/TW outlining four key objectives and eight missions for the period ending in 2030. Accordingly, Hanoi will accelerate its economic restructuring, reform its growth model and become the nation's cultural center. It is seen as a groundbreaking policy that lays the foundation for the capital's development over the next 23 years.

Strong post-pandemic socio-economic recovery with GRDP hitting the 10-year high

In 2022, Hanoi accomplished significant achievements in socio-economic development. The city fulfilled all 22 socio-economic targets, exceeding the expectations in five of the 22 targets.

Hanoi in 2022 saw strong socio-economic recovery after the pandemic was controlled. Photo: The Hanoi Times

Hanoi's revenues rose 2.7% year-on-year and exceeded the full-year target of 6.8%. In particular, the city's gross regional domestic product (GRDP) grew by 8.89%, the highest in the past ten years. In addition, economic activities showed signs of strong recovery, such as foreign direct investment (FDI), which reached almost US$1.7 billion, and business registration, which increased by 23% year-on-year.

The capital city delivered financial aid worth more than VND1.6 trillion to more than 82,000 beneficiaries who contributed to the revolution and their families. In addition, Hanoi handed over VND2.6 trillion to 2.6 million people who had suffered from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Drastic measures taken to build Ring Road 4

The National Assembly on June 16, 2022, approved the construction plan for Ring Road 4, which runs through Hanoi's Soc Son, Me Linh, Hoai Duc, Dan Phuong, Thanh Oai, Thuong Tin, and Ha Dong districts to connect with Bac Ninh and Hung Yen provinces.

Authorities in Hanoi and the seven districts have taken drastic measures to clear the construction site and prepare to hand over the site to the project management unit so that the construction of Ring Road 4 will start in June 2023.

Ring Road 4 is a major project that expands the connection of the capital city with neighboring provinces. Once completed, it will create a trans-regional route that will boost the development of Hanoi and other surrounding localities.

The cultural industry spearheads economic activities

Hanoi issued Resolution 09-NQ/TU on February 22, 2022, on the development of the cultural industry in 2020-2025 with a vision to 2045, becoming the first locality in Vietnam to develop a plan for the development of the cultural industry.

A street art performance at the pedestrians' area in Hoan Kiem Lake. Photo: Khanh Huy/The Hanoi Times

The city authorities saw this as a firm stance to seek a balance between cultural conservation and development and improving the population's standard of living. The move was also intended to turn the cultural industry and tourism into key economic activities that carry the capital's millennia-old culture.

The city authorities then estimated investment in cultural and social development activities focusing on healthcare, education and training, and culture at VND49 trillion.

In 2022, Hanoi organized numerous cultural and tourism events, such as the Creative Design Festival, the Ao Dai Festival, the international conference on the preservation of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the victory of "Dien Bien Phu in the air", among others.

Successful celebration of SEA Games 31

The SEA Games 31 was the second time that Vietnam hosted this sporting event of the ASEAN community.

A banner of SEA Games 31 is seen on Lieu Giai Street. Photo: Thanh Hai/The Hanoi Times

At the 31st SEA Games, Hanoi hosted the opening and closing ceremonies and 18 sports. Hanoi athletes greatly contributed to the success of the Vietnamese sports delegation.

Competing in 36 of the 40 medal events, they won 151/446 medals for Vietnam, helping to lift the host nation to the top of the medal table and showcasing the superior qualities of Hanoi's sports sector.

With improvement in education and training, Hanoi tops Vietnam in national and international contests

In 2022, Hanoi witnessed a vast improvement in education and training as teaching and learning activities increased in scale and quality. Teachers and educational managers had better skills. Curricula were improved at all levels, especially in preschool and secondary education. In addition, more emphasis was placed on developing students' physical, artistic, and cultural abilities.

Hanoi had 125 students who won national competitions and 82 medals in international competitions. Contestants from Hanoi also bagged the first prize in the 12th National Performance Art Competition for Children and Students. In 2022, the city also launched a center for smart educational management that has generated positive impacts on the digital transformation between schools and facilities.

Hanoi was also one of the four localities recognized by the Ministry of Education and Training for achieving tier 3 of secondary education. According to the Law on Education 2019, for a province or city to be recognized at tier 3 of secondary education, at least 90% of teenagers (aged 15-18) must graduate from secondary schools, and at least 70% of teenagers (aged 15-18) to go to secondary and vocational schools.

Hanoi leads all provinces and cities in the number of OCOP products

Since 2019, the city has produced more than products under the One Commune – One Product (OCOP) program – the most of all 63 provinces and cities.

OCOP products were introduced at an exhibition. Photo: The Hanoi Times

Of the 1,600 products, four are 5-star (the highest rating) and 13 potential 5-star, almost 1,100 products are 4-star, and 534 are 3-star.

By sector, more than 1,070 products come from the food industry, 35 from beverage production, 17 from herb production, 492 from handicrafts, and 34 from the textile and clothing industry.

Hanoi as one of the world’s to-go places in 2022

Hanoi officially revived its economy and tourism sector on March 15, 2022, after the Covid-19 pandemic was brought under control. Since then, the city has seen a strong recovery in the tourism sector with increases in the number of domestic and international visitors.

In 2022, Hanoi welcomed 18.7 million visitors, nearly five times the 2021 figure. The data included 1.5 million international visitors and 17.2 million domestic tourists, 4.3 times more than the previous year. Total tourism expenditure was VND60 trillion, 5.3 times more than in 2021.

At the World Travel Awards held on November 11, 2022, in Oman, Hanoi was awarded World Heritage Destination 2022.

Security guarantee for nearly 2,000 events

Hanoi hosted nearly 2,000 key events in 2022. Law enforcement agencies went all out to ensure the security of senior officials and participants in the events, including the SEA 31 Games and the Vietnam International Defense Exhibition 2022.

Meanwhile, Hanoi continued to be the locality that ensured political and social stability, in addition to improving the conditions of the transportation system and ensuring the safety of all domestic and international visitors, marking itself as one of the safest destinations in the world.