The National Assembly Standing Committee passed a resolution to establish Thu Duc city in Ho Chi Minh City with 100% agreement, on the afternoon of December 9.
Established Thu Duc city
- Thu Duc city according to the plan of Sasaki Associates Inc. includes 6 important centers, City People's Committee
The Resolution of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly takes effect from January 1, 2021; stated that Thu Duc City was established on the basis of importing the entire natural area and population of District 2, District 9 and Thu Duc District.
After its establishment, Thu Duc city covers over 211 km2 of natural area and has a population of more than one million people; adjacent to District 1, District 4, District 7, District 12, Binh Thanh District; Dong Nai and Binh Duong provinces.
The National Assembly Standing Committee dissolved the People's Court, the People's Procuracy of District 2, District 9, and Thu Duc District to establish the People's Court and the People's Procuracy of Thu Duc City.
At the meeting, presenting the Government's views on the need to establish Thu Duc city, Interior Minister Le Vinh Tan said that the areas of District 2, District 9 and Thu Duc District now have an important position in the economic zone. It is the focal point of the arterial traffic routes between Ho Chi Minh City and the Southeast provinces such as the Ho Chi Minh City - Long Thanh - Dau Giay Expressway, the Hanoi Highway, the National Highway 1A, and the Pham Van Dong Street. – National Highway 1K, Highway 52…
In 2019, all 3 districts developed at high speed, contributing 1/3 of the gross regional product (GRDP) of Ho Chi Minh City, equivalent to about 7% of the country's gross domestic product (GDP); In terms of scale, it is only after Hanoi's GRDP, larger than the GRDP of Binh Duong and Dong Nai provinces. In the period 2016 - 2019, these three districts have budget revenue of 37,158 billion VND, budget expenditure is 11,174 billion VND.
The Government believes that the strong development in banking and finance, industry, commerce, services, tourism and the speed of urbanization has led to a concentrated population with high density; It is necessary to focus on unified State management in the area of 3 districts… “That requires reorganization, through merging the 3 districts into one administrative unit, and building a strong and appropriate urban government. ", said Mr. Tan.
- Information Thu Duc City is creating quite a strong impulse for the real estate market in the East region, including Dong Nai and Binh Duong.
The Government affirmed that with the establishment of Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City can contribute more to the whole country and have conditions to support the development of the southern key economic region, worthy of being a major city in the region. and international.
Discussing the above content, Mr. Phan Thanh Binh - Chairman of the National Assembly's Committee for Culture, Education, Youth, Youth, and Children, expressed his support for the proposal to establish Thu Duc city and said that this would be an administrative unit for the city. the main driving force of Ho Chi Minh City.
“The power must be given to Thu Duc City, this cannot be considered an equivalent unit at the district level. The Chairman of Thu Duc City must hold the same power as the Vice President of Ho Chi Minh City. We build a city that is a driving force for development, not just a city directly under Ho Chi Minh City," Binh said.
Mr. Nguyen Van Giau, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly, noted the generation of funds to ensure the facilities for the new city, the problem of redundant staff and "if there is a surplus of staff, it is necessary to clarify how long to handle.
Mr. Nguyen Hoa Binh, Chief Justice of the Supreme People's Court, stated the current status, the number of cases to be handled in the three districts that make up Thu Duc City is over 6,000 cases per year, more than some provinces like Bac Kan. Meanwhile, a province has 6,000 cases, in addition to the provincial court, there are also 5-6 district courts, but Thu Duc currently has only one headquarters, each month has to handle more than 500 cases, every day more than 20 service is very large. Therefore, Mr. Binh proposed to add 180 court officers to Thu Duc.
Ms. Tong Thi Phong, Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly, said that "today the Standing Committee of the National Assembly agreed on the policy", after having a resolution, the locality will discuss personnel, organizational structure and related issues. mandarin.
According to Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong, the establishment of Thu Duc city will contribute to streamlining the apparatus and promoting resources for socio-economic development of the locality. Thu Duc City is not only a driving force for economic development but also a lever to improve people's living standards; is expected to contribute 30% of GDP in Ho Chi Minh City and 7% of GDP of the whole country.
Leaders of Ho Chi Minh City also said that it is expected that 644 staff will be redundant after the arrangement; The city has planned to reduce staff according to a 5-year roadmap, but "try to arrange it by 2022".
After the arrangement, Ho Chi Minh City has 22 district-level administrative units, including one city, 16 districts, and 5 districts. The commune-level administrative unit is 312, including 58 communes, 249 wards and 5 townships.
Thu Duc city has 34 wards: An Khanh, An Loi Dong, An Phu, Binh Chieu, Binh Tho, Binh Trung Dong, Binh Trung Tay, Cat Lai, Hiep Binh Chanh, Hiep Binh Phuoc, Hiep Phu, Linh Chieu, Linh Dong , Linh Tay, Linh Trung, Linh Xuan, Long Binh, Long Phuoc, Long Thanh My, Long Truong, Phu Huu, Phuoc Binh, Phuoc Long A, Phuoc Long B, Tam Binh, Tam Phu, Tang Nhon Phu A, Tang Nhon Phu B, Tan Phu, Thao Dien, Thanh My Loi, Thu Thiem, Truong Thanh, Truong Tho.
Thu Duc land has a long historical tradition, with many different names through historical periods. In 1911, Thu Duc district belonged to Gia Dinh province; in 1975 changed to Thu Duc district of Saigon - Gia Dinh city; In 1976, it was a district directly under Ho Chi Minh City. In 1997, three new districts were established on the basis of separation from Thu Duc district including District 2, District 9, Thu Duc District. These three districts have important positions in the southern key economic region, as the focal point of the arterial traffic routes between Ho Chi Minh City and the southeastern provinces.
After more than 20 years of development, the three districts above have achieved important results with many outstanding achievements, the material and spiritual life of the people has been continuously improved, and the infrastructure has been developed. Many new economic, educational and training establishments and infrastructure were formed.