HCMC People’s Committee hosts regular meeting for 2nd quarter of 2015 - HCMC People’s Committee hosts regular meeting for 2nd quarter of 2015 - Website Ho Chi Minh City
On June 24, Office Manager of HCMC People’s Committee Vo Van Luan – spokesman of HCMC People’s Committee, chaired a regular meeting on socio-economic-cultural-defense-security situation of HCMC in the 2nd quarter of 2015.
Answering the question of reporters on anti-flood situation, Mr. Luan said HCMC defines that anti-flood work is a long-term and urgent mission; the work has been implemented for many years. HCMC will work out solutions to maximum reduce new flooding places, he expressed that the city can only reduce number of flooding places, it is very hard to eliminate flooding places in 2015.
Regarding to issues of managing and bringing drug addicts to concentrated detoxification centers, Mr. Luan said HCMC will continue to implement Resolution 77 of the Congress to stabilize social situation and ensure peace of mid for local people. Till up now, HCMC has brought 2,329 drug addicts, who are homeless, to social facilities, an increase of 411 drug addicts compared to the period of April 30, 2015. HCMC People’s Committee has drastically directed detoxification activities at families. Till May 25 2015, 537 people registered voluntarily to undergo detoxification at families and public centers.
In term of road fee, Mr. Luan affirmed HCMC People’s Committee has approved by law to collect road maintenance fees from motorbikes. Till now, all preparatory works have been nearly completed. The collection of road fee will be implemented from July 1.
In term of regulations on management of Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street, he said the city has assigned District 1 and related agencies the job of working out detailed regulations.
Regarding to the question that export activities of agricultural-forestry-aquatic products in the first 6 months of 2015 decreased by 9,6%, Mr. Luan stressed that the reason comes from a remarkable decrease of rice export (73%) compared to 2014, Philippines and Indonesia - the two key import markets of Vietnam rice – have adequate supply. In addition, large rice exporting countries with high inventory levels such as Thailand and India have started their massive export activities.