Mayor Ngoc Anh assessed that, as the core of the business community, members of the Hanoi Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (Hanoisme) has constantly developed, innovated and contributed more than 30% of the city’s tax revenue. They have also employed more than 50% of total workforce of the city and create more than 150,000 new jobs each year. Hanoi’s business community has been asserting its key role as a pioneer in the process of the development of the capital, he said.
Mr. Ngoc Anh believed that the business community of the capital will, based on its achievements, continue to seize opportunities, overcome challenges, develop sustainably, and deserve to be the driving force for the capital's development.
With the achievements of 25 years of formation and development, Hanoisme has been awarded the second-class labor order by the State President.
At the ceremony, Chairwoman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Hanoi Nguyen Lan Huong received nearly VND11.4 billion (US$490,931) from donors to support people in the central region affected by storms and floods. Director of the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Bach Lien Huong was handed over nearly VND1.7 billion (US$73,209) from local donors to support disadvantaged children and families who are beneficiaries of social protection policies in Hanoi.