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Da Nang leads way in reform

Update: September, 05/2015 - 08:41
Residents search for administrative proceudure in the Central Da Nang Province. The province has fulfilled more than 92 per cent of the criteria for reform completion in the Provincial Public Administration Reform Index for 2014. — Photo infonet.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — Da Nang has fulfilled more than 92 per cent of the criteria for reform completion in the Provincial Public Administration Reform Index for 2014. The city leads the index at 11 per cent higher than the national average of 81 per cent.

Da Nang is also first to achieve a score of more than 90 per cent, about 1.4 times higher than that of northern Bac Kan, which came last in the index.

These figures were released by the Ministry of Home Affairs yesterday, announcing the scores for 63 cities and provinces, and 19 ministries and ministerial-level agencies.

Last year, the city ranked first with 87.02 per cent of the reform criteria met.

Hai Phong and Ha Noi were the next two cities achieving more than 91 per cent. As many as 41 cities and provinces achieved between 80 and 90 per cent.

Ha Nam, Dien Bien, Cao Bang and Bac Kan are the four localities ranking last in the index, meeting less than 70 per cent of the criteria for reform completion.

The Ministry of Transport continued to rank top in the ministerial public administration reform index with 81.83 per cent, followed by the Ministry of Finance, State Bank of Viet Nam, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Home Affairs with more than 80 per cent.

The Ministry of Science and Technology came last with 71 per cent.

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Tran Anh Tuan said that the gaps of administration reform index score among cities and provinces had become narrower. Many localities had implemented reforms such as improving the quality of staff and implementing the one-door mechanism to give better service.

Tuan said that to improve administration reform more regulations in the ministries and localities were needed.

Modernising administration and improving staff performance would be important for ministries and localities to focus on, he added. — VNS

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