Hanoi, Renovation and Development

The year 1975 puts an important milestone in the history of Vietnam in general, and Hanoi in particular.

The general election to the 4th National Assembly (25th April 1976) brought Vietnam to reunification. Hanoi became the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Hanoi enjoyed some advantages, such as political and geographical unity, the support from the whole nation, the rich labour and intellectual resources and the economic and cultural cooperation with foreign countries.

The 6th Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (in December 1986) strategically proclaimed a desire for renovation. The 10th Congress of the Hanoi Communist Party Cell reaffirmed the realization of the national strategy. Hanoi gradually developed a multi-sector economy.

The policy of a household economy and new cooperatives in the rural areas has changed the face of the Hanoi peripheries. Life has become better. The democratisation, civil society and the rule of law have created good opportunities for the development of commodity production and trading.

The struggles against corruption and social evils have been successful. Investments, international cooperation and the mobilisation of the domestic resources have been achieving positive results. Hanoi has been working effectively towards industrialisation and modernisation. Hanoi, the political, cultural, scientific and economic centre of the nation, has been promoting its intellectual potentiality in order to advance./.