On December 24, the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City and the Ministry of Home Affairs held a meeting of the drafting committee, the editorial team of the draft decree of the Government specifying and guiding the implementation of the urban government organization in Ho Chi Minh City.
Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong said Thu Duc City, after its formation, will act as the largest center of innovation in Vietnam.
At the same time, Mr. Phong also emphasized the desire of the central government to allow Thu Duc city to spend its budget on science and technology research activities.
Thu Duc City, under Ho Chi Minh City, will be the place to transfer new technology to the provinces in the Southeast region and expand the development of technology services and products for the key economic region of the South.
How is the government apparatus?
For the future personnel structure of Thu Duc City, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Phong proposed after 5 years from the effective date of the Resolution of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly on the establishment of Thu Duc City, the Drafting Research Committee stipulates that the number of vice presidents of this administrative unit must not exceed 4 people.
In addition, the number of specialized agencies does not exceed 13 units, the number of deputies does not exceed 39 people.
Among the 13 agencies above, depending on the actual situation, the Science – Technology Department can be established because, in the idea of developing Thu Duc city in the space of a highly interactive creative urban area, the role of science Technology is very important.
On that basis, Thu Duc city can submit to the People’s Council of the same level to establish another agency in accordance with the local real situation.
According to the latest draft of the decree, after the merger of District 2, District 9, and Thu Duc District, the number of vice-chairpersons of the Thu Duc City People’s Committee is not more than 5 people.
In addition, the number of payrolls of Thu Duc City is determined on the basis of a list of working positions and work volume approved by competent authorities.
Earlier on December 22, Ho Chi Minh City Party Secretary Nguyen Van Nen said the city had established a steering committee to deal with the outstanding issues of District 2, District 9, and Thu Duc District to prepare for establishment. Thu Duc City.
At the same time, when Thu Duc City is officially formed and operated on March 1, 2021, the People’s Council of District 2, District 9, and Thu Duc District also ended their duties at the same time. Therefore, the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City recommends related parties to handle all outstanding financial and budget tasks before implementing the arrangement.
Paper conversion like?
The Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City informed that, regarding the conversion of papers for the people of Thu Duc City, the government will support them to ensure convenience, not causing disturbance and trouble.
Zing quoted Phong as saying that the government would support the people of District 2, District 9, and Thu Duc District in converting papers after the merger to form a new administrative unit.
“The conversion of papers for citizens of Thu Duc city must have a clear roadmap. On December 31, Ho Chi Minh City will announce the next work to be done when forming Thu Duc City, including the conversion of types of papers for people,” the Chairman of HCM City People’s Committee shared.
Thu Duc city will have an area of about 221.6 km2, including 34 wards. The total number of cadres, civil servants, and public employees of the 3 districts assigned in 2020 are 1,221 people. Accordingly, the number present until the middle of June 2020 is 1,127 people.
After forming Thu Duc city, 882 people are expected to be located in the new city, 399 people will be redundant.
How’s the GDP of Thu Duc city?
Minister of Home Affairs Le Vinh Tan informed the press that, in 2019, Thu Duc district, district 2, and district 9 developed at a high speed, contributing 1/3 of the total local product (GRDP) of Ho Chi Minh City, equivalent to about 7% of the gross domestic product (GDP) of the country (in terms of size, only after Hanoi’s GRDP, larger than the GRDP of Binh Duong and Dong Nai provinces).
In the 2016 – 2019 period, the budget revenue reached VND37,158 billion, the budget expenditure reached VND11,174 billion.
Previously, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Phong also affirmed that Thu Duc City would play a central role, deploying models of application of science, technology, and commerce; linking scientific, technical, and technological research with the application of commercialized product development. At the same time, he said that this is also the “nucleus” that promotes the economy of Ho Chi Minh City and the Southern key economic region to grow steadily in the context of the fourth industrial revolution.