|Officers at Da Nang's administration centre receive local citizens. — VNS Photo Cong Thanh
DA NANG (VNS) — The central city will streamline and rearrange over 100 overlapping and ineffective steering boards and councils with the aim of improving administrative reform, said,Vo Van Thuong from the Da Nang's People's Committee at a press conference yesterday.
Thuong said the city planned to complete the arrangement this month.
"We will dismiss ineffective boards or integrate different agencies. Some boards are overlapped with a surplus of personnel that waste time," Thuong said.
Over 100 steering boards, of which 58 were established under the central Government, will be reorganised or merged into other administrative agencies.
The city's home affairs department has been assigned to check 58 boards, 21 councils and two organisations.
"We expect to reduce over 160 meetings per year after the revamp. Boards that have the same function will be dissolved," said director of the city's home affairs department, Vo Cong Chanh.
"We will ask the city for approval on how many boards are needed at the end of this month. The arrangement would speed up administrative reforms and procedures," Chanh said.
Da Nang has seen the most rapid local development in Viet Nam due to its comprehensive reform of administrative management.
The city is in the top five for the Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI), with improvements to transparency, corruption control and administrative procedures.
In 2013, the department launched online public evaluations on administrative procedures in 56 communes, precincts and departments throughout the city.
According to the city's investment promotion centre, it took investors just five days to obtain a business licence. — VNS