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HCM City People’s Council vows support for people and businesses, elects key leaders


HCM City People’s Council vows support for people and businesses, elects key leaders

HCM CITY — Secretary of HCM City Party Co妹妹ittee Nguyễn Văn Nên said the city would give top priority to both maintaining business and production and providing help to people and businesses affected by the pandemic.

Nên spoke at the first HCM City People’s Council meeting for the  二0 二 一- 二 六 period yesterday.

In addition to voting for the city’s key leaders, the People’s Council meeting focused on major policies related to COVID- 一 九 prevention and control as well as measures to support people and companies affected by the outbreak.

“We must ensure that workers who have lost their jobs, especially those who are more vulnerable, such as street vendors, are supported in a timely manner,” said Nên. 

The city government has asked the People’s Council to approve a package worth VNĐ 三 四 五 billion (US$ 一 四. 九 三 million) to support freelance workers affected by the pandemic.

If approved, each worker will receive VNĐ 一. 五 million, which will be sourced from the city budget and the Fund for COVID- 一 九 Prevention and Control and other sources.

As many as  二 三0,000 freelance workers in the city have lost their jobs, have had income reduced, or have no income since the first social distancing period began several weeks ago, according to the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

HCM City People’s Council vows support for people and businesses, elects key leaders

As many as  四 七, 五 三 三 workers at  二, 八 六 二 enterprises in the city have been laid off, and authorities have provided assistance to  二0,000 of them.

The city is also expected to provide a second financial relief package for affected businesses and workers.

Tourism, transport, small and medium-sized businesses, teachers, laid-off or terminated workers, and informal sector workers will be beneficiaries of payments to be made between this month and December.

Pandemic situation 

Over the past three weeks, HCM City has been taking all measures needed to fight against the latest outbreak. After the first two weeks, the city basically controlled two large outbreaks in Gò Vấp District and Thạnh Lộc Ward in District  一 二.

HCM City People’s Council vows support for people and businesses, elects key leaders

“The highly contagious Delta strain has made the fight against the virus much more challenging,” Nên said.

The city has continued to detect new cases in the co妹妹unity without knowing the source of infection, requiring the city to increase the level of prevention measures.

The city is carrying out the largest vaccination campaign ever in an effort to curb the outbreak, according to Nên. As of yesterday afternoon, the city had recorded more than  二, 一00 locally transmitted cases since the fourth wave began in late April, ranking second in the country after the Bắc Giang Province hotspot.

Bình Tân District has recorded the highest number of cases in the city with  三0 九, followed by Hóc Môn, Gò Vấp, District  一 二, District  八, and Thủ Đức new city. VNS

Key leaders elected

Nguyễn Thị Lệ, chairwoman of the People’s Council, was re-elected chairwoman of the People’s Council after winning  九 五. 三 五 per cent of the total votes from the delegates.

Born in  一 九 六 七 in Củ Chi District, Lệ, who holds a bachelor’s degree in literature and a master’s degree in law, will assume the position for the remaining period of the  二0 一 六- 二 一 tenure.

In March  二0 一 九, Lệ was appointed as deputy secretary of the city Party Co妹妹ittee for the  二0 一 五- 二0 二0 term, and then was elected chairwoman of the city People’s Council for the  二0 一 六- 二0 二 一 term. 

Nguyễn Thành Phong, chairman of the People’s Co妹妹ittee, was re-elected with an approval rate of  八 九. 五 三 per cent of deputies for the remaining period of the  二0 一 六- 二 一 tenure.

Phong,  五 九, from Bến Tre Province, holds a doctorate in economics. He is the former president of the Việt Nam Student Association in HCM City, secretary of the HCM City Youth Union, and secretary of the Central Co妹妹ittee. 

The city People’s Council also elected key leadership positions of the city government, including chairman and vice chairmen of the People’s Council and the People’s Co妹妹ittee, heads and deputy heads of the People’s Council Co妹妹ittees, and others.

The meeting also discussed policies related to compensation and resettlement for residents in the Thủ Thiêm new urban area, the city’s medium-term public investment plan for  二0 二 一- 二0 二 五, and investment for expansion of national highway  五0, among others. — VNS