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|Vice chairman of the National Assembly Uong Chung Luu on December 31 handed Resolution 1111 of the National Assembly Standing Committee on the establishment of Thu Duc City to the leaders of Ho Chi Minh City. Photo Le Toan.|
This is the first time that a city is established inside a city. Thu Duc city, after its establishment, has an area of more than 211 square kilometres and more than a million people on the combined area of districts 2, 9, and Thu Duc. The city borders districts 1, 4, 7, 12, Binh Thanh, as well as Binh Duong province and Dong Nai province.
The resolution takes effect from January 1, 2021, after 60 days, agencies and organisations in the new city must complete the restructuring of their organisations to ensure stability for locals.
Deputy Chairman Luu said that the establishment of Thu Duc City is not only a particularly important event for the people of three districts but also a milestone for the development of Ho Chi Minh City in general.
This embellishment also received the attention of the whole country because it is the first time when a city is established inside a city.
“Ho Chi Minh City must focus on building and submitting the construction planning of Thu Duc city towards a smart and creative city that will become the driving force of economic development for the whole of Ho Chi Minh City,” Luu said.
Besides, he added that the city should soon submit for approval specific policies and mechanisms for Thu Duc city and speed up investment in infrastructure development while attracting skilled quality workers to improve people's living standards.
Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong said that the establishment of Thu Duc city will help minimise local authorities and promote resources for the local socioeconomic development.
“Thu Duc city is not only a driving force for economic development but also a motivation to improve people's lives. It is expected to contribute 30 per cent of the GRDP of Ho Chi Minh City and 7 per cent of the national GDP,” Phong said.