HCM City Research and Development Institute established
HCM City Chairman Le
Hoang Quan (1st, R) and leaders of the newly-formed Research and
On September 17, the HCM City People�s Committee announced decisions
to form the city�s Research and Development Institute and appoint its leaders.
The Standing Vice Secretary of the HCM City Party Unit Nguyen Van Dua and the
Chairman of the municipal People�s Committee Le Hoang Quan attended the event.
The HCM City Research and Development Institute was formed from
the merger of the city government�s Economics Institute and the Social Studies
Institute and the Department of Zoning and Architecture�s Construction and
Its main functions are to conduct research on socio-economic and
urban environment issues, advise the HCM City government on annual and long-term
strategies and policies and measures for such issues, organize an information
network to forecast development trends serving for the city�s State management
and policy-making process, consult and provide related services at the request
of people and organizations, and open training courses on such problems for
leaders of State agencies and businesses.
Chairman Quan also announced personnel decisions for the
Nguyen Trong Hoa, director of the Department of Zoning and
Architecture, was named director of the institute. Three deputy heads of the
Economics Institute � Dinh Son Hung, Nguyen Van Quang and Nguyen Thieng Duc �
and deputy head of the Social Studies Institute, Nguyen Thi Hau, were appointed
as deputy heads of the institute.
(Translated by MT � September 18, 2008)