Mr. Phong assigned the department to coordinate with relevant agencies to complete a draft statement on the project and submit it to the People’s Committee to ask for opinions of the standing board of HCMC Party Committee before submitting to the city People’s Council as per regulations.
In related news, chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong has approved the 2018 working plan of the Department of Planning and Investment.
According to the plan, the agency will focus on consulting the committee on mechanisms to mobilize domestic and foreign capital to develop businesses, collective and private economic sectors and obtain the target of Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) of 8.3-8.5 percent, total social investment capital of 35 percent GRDP and new establishment of 46,000 businesses.
Mr. Phong requires the department to pay attention to proposing budget funds arrangement for projects and works in cultural and social fields to ensure harmonious socioeconomic development.
In short term, relevant agencies should speed up the progress of major projects such as Rach Chiec national sports complex, Phu Tho circus and multi-function performance complex, HCMC general museum and symphony, music and dance theatre.