Mon. Apr 8th, 2024

Ho Chi Minh City has maintained a reasonable socio-economic growth
in the first five months of 2013, the HCM City People’s Committee
Chairman, Le Hoang Quan, has said.

Chairman Quan said at a
meeting to review the city’s socio-economic growth on May 30 that total
retail sales and service revenues of the city rose by 7.7 percent
compared with the same period last year.
He also noted that CPI rose by only 0.66 percent compared with December 2012, when it grew by 2.49 percent.

Export during the reviewed period was 10.73 trillion VND (512 million
USD), a year-on year increase of 4.3 percent, while industrial
production grew by 4.6 percent.

Agriculture, forestry and
seafood production increased 6.7 percent. The number of tourist arrivals
in the city was 286,200, posting a year-on-year increase of 6 percent.

To promote business, Quan has asked the municipal relevant
agencies to take measures to help businesspeople settle bad debts and
overcome other difficulties.

In the next seven months of 2013, the city will focus on measures for trade promotion and market expansion.

The city will also continue improving management and accelerating work on major construction projects./.

By vivian