Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ has asked relevant bodies to report a pilot plan on applying new payment services to Prime Minister before April this year.
As part of efforts to improve the investment and business environment, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has ordered ministries, sector and localities to grant construction permits and perform related procedures faster.
The Government has set itself a target of collecting 80 percent of tax payments in cities through banks and enabling treasuries in all provinces and cities to have cashless payment systems by 2020.
HCM City’s People’s Committee targets having more than 80 per cent of local residents and organisations satisfied with public administrative services by 2020.
The Ministry of Finance has asked people’s committees of provinces and cities under central administration to not increase the prices of goods and public services in the first quarter of 2018.
The People’s Court here on Monday opened the first-instance criminal hearing of nine former officials who are allegedly responsible for the rupture of the Đà River pipeline 18 times.
Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình has urged ministries, sectors and localities to finish the build-up and promulgation of the e-Government architecture framework at ministerial and provincial levels before September this year, as Việt Nam is determined to accelerate the formation of the e-Government.
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has given the go-ahead for a national programme on information and technology with the aim of accelerating the application of IT in State bodies’ operation.
The Government hopes to attract 135,000 new firms in 2018. Vũ Tiến Lộc, chairman of the Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), said this was achievable, but would require quick reforms.
Hà Nội’s export management authorities have set out to invigorate local firms to achieve an ambitious goal of growing export turnover some 7.5 to 8 per cent in 2018.