Politburo member and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan speaks at the opening ceremony (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA)
– The 11th Congress of
the Ho Chi Minh City Party Organisation for the 2020-2025 tenure opened on
October 15, with 444 delegates taking part.
Attending the event are Politburo member and Prime Minister
Nguyen Xuan Phuc, former Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh; former State
Presidents Tran Duc Luong, Nguyen Minh Triet, Truong Tan Sang, former National
Assembly Chairman Nguyen Van An; and former Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
In his opening speech, Politburo member and Secretary of the
municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan said in over one year implementing
the Politburo’s Directive No.35-CT/TW, the municipal Party Organisation has successfully directed the holding of the congresses
at 2,091 grassroots-level Party organisations and 63 others at the district,
communal and above levels.
Draft documents and personnel plan submitted to the 11th Congress were devised in a serious, responsible and scientific manner in line
with the Politburo’s Directive No.35.
He said over the past five years, the municipal Party
Organisation, authorities and people have upheld revolutionary tradition and
strived to realise the Resolution adopted at the 10th Congress of
the municipal Party Organisation and that by the 12th National Party
Congress, fulfilled 11 out of the 14 targets in the Resolution by the 10th Congress of the municipal Party Organisation, four of them have been surpassed.
Thanks to its high labour productivity, the city made up more
than 22 percent of the country’s economy and achieved a growth of 7.7 percent
during 2016-2019. It was the largest contributor to the State budget,
accounting for 27 percent of the total budget revenue. The rate between its
budget spending and revenue was also the lowest in the country.
Infrastructure planning, management and development along
with urban services reaped practical results. Socio-culture, health care,
education-training, and science-technology continued progressing. The city
successfully combated COVID-19 pandemic with various effective models.
Party and administration building work recorded meaningful
results. The city took the lead in collecting public feedback to build a strong
and transparent Party and administration, and prevent moral degradation and
Over the past two years, the city has collected 8,778
feedback, 8,660 of them have been dealt with, or 98.66 percent. As many as 328
Party members and 378 officials and cadres violating Party regulations and
State laws have been disciplined.
In the past three years, the city devised projects to submit
to the Politburo, Government and National Assembly, thus creating a new driving
force for development.
Nhan urged the Congress to uphold the sense of
responsibility, democracy and brainpower to offer opinions on important draft
documents before submitting them to the 13th National Party
Congress; and review achievements, weaknesses and shortcomings, towards
deciding on orientations and goals to continue developing the city during the
2020-2030 period and towards 2045.
He also called for electing moral and talented officials
with political mettle, brainpower and capability to the Ho Chi Minh City Party
Committee, 11th tenure.
On the occasion, Vice Secretary of the municipal Party
Committee and Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong also
delivered a draft Political Report.
Later, delegates looked into documents of the 11th Congress of the municipal Party Organisation and others for submission to the
13th National Party Congress.
On October 17, the Congress will elect and announce the
executive committee of the 11th municipal Party Organisation, and a
delegation to the 13th National Party Congress.
The Congress will last till October 18./.