Hanoi celebrates 10 years of expansion

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has underlined that the expansion of Hanoi in 2008 has enabled the city to become a modern and civilized metropolis with a development vision far beyond the next 30 years.

Ms. Ngan made the remark at a ceremony on Saturday to mark 10 years of expanding Hanoi's administrative boundary. Among the attendees were Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang, and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Hanoi needs to promote a knowledge-based economy for rapid and sustainable development, restructure the growth model, and improve competitiveness. Efforts should also be made to build new-style rural areas to ensure equal development across the city, Madam Ngan noted.

At the ceremony, President Tran Dai Quang presented Independence Order, first class, to Hanoi authorities and people.

After merging the whole neighboring Ha Tay province, Me Linh district of Vinh Phuc province and four communes of Hoa Binh province in 2008, the current Hanoi sprawls more than 3,300 square kilometers, tripling the former acreage.

Source: VOV5