|Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday chaired the final session on a proposal for HCM City to adopt a two-tier administrative system.— VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vu
HCM CITY (VNS)— Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday chaired the final session on a proposal for HCM City to adopt a two-tier administrative system, saying the nation's commercial hub should be seen as a special urban area that needs new policies to fully exploit its potential and resources.
The proposal will be submitted to the National Assembly for approval next month.
Le Hoang Quan, chairman of the HCM City People's Committee, said at the meeting that the city faced many obstacles to its development, and these were partly caused by outdated policies.
He said the lack of proper co-ordination between city departments had hindered the city from realising targets set by the central government.
The municipal administration has said that the proposal, which has been under consideration for a long time, will benefit HCM City residents significantly because it will reduce the number of administrative procedures.
Under the two-tier model, there will be no ward-level administration, so all issues at this level will be dealt with by district administrations, considerably reducing red tape for residents and enterprises.
Currently, civil administrative procedures are dealt with at both ward-level and district-level administrations.
The new system will create favourable conditions for HCM City to develop faster and promote its role as a national growth engine, helping improve the lives of its residents, city leaders said. — VNS