In addition, the city is reviewing a planning adjustment plan and preparing to ask for the Prime Minister’s permission to complete a detailed planning scheme, he said.
Vice Chairman of the committee Tran Vinh Tuyen said departments and agencies should intensify digitalisation and information technology application, with at least one technological solution registered in each field by November.
According to a committee report, in the first nine months of 2018, the city’s gross domestic product (GDP) reached 903.6 trillion VND (38.78 billion USD), up 7.8 percent year-on-year while budget collection hit 269.1 trillion VND (11.5 billion USD), fulfilling 71.4 percent of the yearly plan and an increase of 9.8 percent compared to the same period last year.
Revenue from retail sales and services hit 769.3 trillion VND (33 billion USD), up 12.8 percent year-on-year, and export turnover reached 28.2 billion USD, up 7.7 percent.
The city welcomed 5.45 million foreign tourists during January-September, a surge of 21.2 percent over last year’s corresponding period.
HCM City lured 5.47 billion USD in total foreign investment in the first nine months, soaring 50 percent year-on-year.