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Ho Chi Minh City 2013 per

HO CHI MINH CITY--The ongoing global economic turmoil will not prevent Ho Chi Minh City from turning in an impressive economic performance with a per capita income of US$4,513 this year.

The figure was announced by a report tabled yesterday at a meeting of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee.

The city attained an average annual GDP growth rate of 9.6 percent in 2011-13 and will post 9.3-percent growth this year, the report said.

The city's service sector will grow 7.5 percent and the agriculture, forestry and aquaculture sector will see growth of 5.7-percent.

The service sector continues to make greater contributions to the city's economy with the continuous development of nine groups including: banking & insurance; tourism, postal and telecommunications; transport and logistics; science and technology; and education and health, the report said.

It said in the next two years, the city will focus on restructuring its economy, renovating its production and business sectors, and improving its business environment.

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