On Jan 21, 2021, the Executive Board of the Party Committee and the People’s Committee of Da Nang City co-hosted the Lunar New Year Get-Together welcoming the Year of the Ox. This annual event honors the foreign community living, studying, and working in Da Nang City for their significant contributions to the City's development. Party Committee Secretary Nguyen Van Quang, Party Committee Standing Deputy Secretary and People’s Council Chairman Luong Nguyen Minh Triet, Party Committee Deputy Secretary and People’s Committee Chairman Le Trung Chinh, and leaders of the City’s departments attended the event.
Chairman of the City People's Committee Le Trung Chinh delivering his welcome remarks
In his welcome remarks, Chairman of the City People's Committee Le Trung Chinh recognized and thanked the foreign community in Da Nang for its valuable contributions to the development of the City, especially those who have encouraged and supported the City’s government and people in a difficult and challenging year. The Chairman said, “2020 was an important year in which Da Nang took urgent actions to fulfil the goals of the 2016-2020 socio-economic development plan, prepared for the roadmap for 2021 - 2025, implemented the Politburo's Resolution 43-NQ/TW dated January 24, 2019 on the development of Da Nang City to 2030 with a vision towards 2045, and continued to promote the theme of investment attraction”. Despite the difficulties and negative impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters, the socio-economic picture of the City still has bright colors, said the Chairman. Those include growth in foreign direct investment attraction, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry and medical industries, information and communications, finance, banking and insurance, healthcare and social assistance, specialized activities in science and technology, and education and training. Chairman Le Trung Chinh expressed his hope that Da Nang would continue to receive great support from foreign individuals, organizations, and businesses on the journey of "growth recovery" for the City and the whole Central Region in 2021.
Consul General of China in Da Nang Xi Hui giving a speech
On behalf of the foreign diplomatic consulates in Da Nang, Ms. Xi Hui, Consul General of China in Da Nang, congratulated the 22nd Da Nang Party Congress on successfully electing a new board of leaders and expressed the belief that under the new leadership, the City's socio-economic development would continue to gain new and greater achievements. She shared that in 2020, the Consulate General of China had joined hands with the City in the fight against COVID-19 as well as organized events celebrating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of China-Viet Nam diplomatic ties. She emphasized that the Consulate General of China in Da Nang is committed to promoting its role as an important bridge contributing to China and Viet Nam’s continuous, healthy, and stable relations.
On behalf of the foreign community, Ms. Mary Tarnowka, Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Viet Nam (AmCham), stressed that AmCham's mission is to promote trade and investment between the United States and Viet Nam and to serve as the “voice of American business" in Viet Nam. Despite many trials and tribulations caused by COVID-19 and natural disasters, AmCham Da Nang chapter was successfully launched in June 2020 thanks to the commitment of AmCham’s Board of Governors and members, as well as the active support from the Da Nang government. Ms. Tarnowka shared that AmCham hoped to strengthen its economic partnership with Viet Nam generally, and particularly in Da Nang and the Central Region. Specifically, AmCham looked forward to “partnering for a full economic recovery in 2021”.
Executive Director of AmCham Viet Nam giving a speech
On this occasion, the City leaders presented Certificates of Merit from the Chairman of the Da Nang People's Committee to 36 organizations and 14 individuals for their significant contributions to the City’s development in 2020 in the fields of international friendship promotion, humanitarian aid, and socio-economic development.
Secretary of the City Party Committee Nguyen Van Quang presenting Certificates of Merit to foreign organizations and individuals
Standing Deputy Secretary of the City Party Committee and Chairman of the City People's Council Luong Nguyen Minh Triet presenting Certificates of Merit to foreign organizations and individuals
Deputy Secretary of the City Party Committee and Chairman of the City People's Committee Le Trung Chinh presenting Certificates of Merit to foreign organizations and individuals
Chairman of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front Committee in Da Nang Ngo Xuan Thang presenting Certificates of Merit to foreign organizations and individuals
Standing Vice Chairman of the City People's Committee Ho Ky Minh presenting Certificates of Merit to foreign organizations and individuals