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HCM City People’s Council approved the policy of merging districts and wards

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100% of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council delegates approved a resolution to merge three districts 2, 9, Thu Duc and 19 wards by 2021.

The resolution was passed at the 21st session (the thematic session) of the People’s Council of Ho Chi Minh City, term X, held on the afternoon of October 12.

Previously, in the discussion about the report on the arrangement of administrative units in the area, Ms. Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, former Chairman of the People’s Council of Ho Chi Minh City, said that importing the three eastern districts is a big policy cherished by the city. for years. Specifically, in the previous HCM City Urban Government Scheme, the content established four cities in four directions of the city.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam spoke at the meeting, on the afternoon of October 12. Image: Ha An.

“This model will create conditions for the city to develop. The issue should be done in accordance with the reality and meeting the set goals,” Ms. Tam said, saying that the merger must create internal strength to become newly developed street.

Ms. Tam also said that through the meeting sessions, voters noted the breakthrough of the new city organization’s apparatus and operation mechanism. Many voters worry that the merger of the 3 districts leads to the conversion of many types of papers and procedures, making it difficult for people.

“The Department of Home Affairs must advise the City People’s Committee so that people can convert documents quickly, without being troublesome and harassing,” said Ms. Tam.

According to Ms. Tam, the name of the new city also has many different opinions. Some people support the name Thu Duc but others suggest many other names. This should be listened to and absorbed by the City People’s Committee.

Ms. To Thi Bich Chau, Chairwoman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, said the agency held a counter-argument to the arrangement project. As a result, most experts and members of the Fatherland Front agreed to the content of the submission.

However, many people expressed wonder about how the specific mechanism for the new city to develop; ensure security and order with the city of one million people; creating favorable conditions for people to change papers …

Previously, the People’s Councils of districts 2, 9 and Thu Duc also approved the policy of merging 3 districts into new administrative units.

Reporting to City People’s Council, Standing Vice Chairman of City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem said that the concerns raised by delegates were also those of the City People’s Committee when building the project. Recently, the City People’s Committee has directed departments and localities to have the best preparation of the project.

Once approved by the City People’s Council, the City People’s Committee will complete the project and submit it to the Ministry of Home Affairs, for this ministry and the Ministry of Justice to evaluate. Next, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ho Chi Minh City will consult the Government, report to the National Assembly Law Committee and finally submit to the National Assembly Standing Committee for approval.

Districts 2, 9 and Thu Duc used to be an administrative unit with the name of Thu Duc district.  Graphics: Khanh Hoang.

Districts 2, 9 and Thu Duc used to be an administrative unit with the name of Thu Duc district. Graphics:Khanh Hoang.

According to the report submitted to the City People’s Council by Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City Le Thanh Liem, at the district level, the three eastern districts of the city are 2, 9 and Thu Duc merged into a new administrative unit called the city of Thu. Virtue. The new administrative unit is wider than 211 km2; population of more than one million people.

For the commune level, there are 19 wards in districts 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, and Phu Nhuan must be arranged. With this master plan, it is expected that after the merger, Ho Chi Minh City will decrease from 24 districts to 22 (16 districts, one city and 5 districts); reduced from 322 communes, wards and towns to 312 (249 wards, 58 communes and 5 towns).

Huu Cong – Ha An


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