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HCM City enjoys steady growthHo Chi Minh City currently enjoys an export growth rate of 9.7 percent and an industrial value higher than the national average.

The HCM City People’s Committee held a conference on December 1 to discuss socio-economic development over the past 11 months and decide on detailed plans for the remainder of the year.

Delegates reported that 33 out of 57 sectors recorded higher growth than during the same period last year, including 29 sectors whose impressive growth surpassed the national average.

They noted the consumer price index (CPI) had seen a year-on-year increase of only 3.9 percent – almost half the 6.52 percent national average – greatly contributing to successfully containinginflation

They also raised concerns about the rising number of traffic accidents and the increasing incidence of crimes threatening social security, especially considering the nation’s traditional lunar New Year Festival is drawing near.

(VOV)

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