Vietnam metro keeps party secretary re-elected

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Ho Chi Minh City's Ninth Communist Party Congress ended Friday, with the re-election of Le Thanh Hai as the Secretary of the City Party Unit for the next five-year term.


The Politburo member was unanimously re-elected.


Hai asked city authorities to quickly implement the decisions made during the congress into specific programs.


The congress came up with 18 targets for socio-economic development, including raising annual GDP growth to 12 percent to US$4,800 per capita; restructuring the economy to 57 percent services, 42 percent industry and one percent agriculture; creating jobs for more than 120,000 people every year; and reducing the number of households under poverty line (VND1 million a person a month) to 2 percent by the end of 2015.


It also selected 34 officials to represent the city at the 11th National Party Congress in January 2011.

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