Updated  
February, 08 2014 08:51:00

New resolution cuts investment red tape

Administrative procedure fees in Viet Nam ranks the highest in the world.— Photo baocongthuong
HA NOI (VNS)  — Many unnecessary administrative procedures will be cut out when a new resolution on administrative procedures reform in investment projects is approved by the Government.

The draft resolution, which was announced at a meeting held by the Ministry of Justice yesterday in Ha Noi, aims at simplifying administrative procedures in investment projects and improving trade environment.

Speaking at the meeting, Minister of Justice Ha Hung Cuong said the simplification of administrative procedures at many state agencies is still slow and unsystematic. Many agencies even add extra requirements for individuals and enterprises.

Administrative procedure fees in Viet Nam ranks the highest in the world.

The draft resolution proposes measures to simplify administrative procedures in investment projects implementation, including the abolishment of unnecessary and ineffective administrative procedures. "One-door" policy will also be applied aggressively in these investment projects.

Other measures on administrative procedures transparency will help prevent corruption and create trust for individuals and enterprises in investment and business activities.

The number of administrative procedures that enterprises have to follow from the beginning to the implementation phase will be cut down from 34 to 22.

Accordingly, the time frame will be reduced up to 50 per cent. Individuals and enterprises, thus, can save up to VND1.3 trillion (US$61 million) every year.

Cuong asked relevant agencies to address properly individuals and enterprises' responses and recommendations on administrative procedures reform and timely tackle government staff corruption and wrongdoings related to investment procedures. He also required that the assessment of the draft resolution be conducted effectively to prevent from the beginning unnecessary procedures. — VNS

Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.