|According to a survey conducted by the VCCI, the city ranked 51st out of the country's 63 provinces and cities last year, 15 places lower than its PCI position in 2011.— File Photo
HA NOI (VNS)— The Ha Noi People's Committee and the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) yesterday signed a co-operation agreement to raise the city's provincial competitiveness index (PCI) rankings.
At the signing ceremony, VCCI vice president Pham Gia Tuc spoke highly of the city's determination and effort in boosting its PCI, saying that his agency will work closely with Ha Noi to attract more investment, thus further promoting the city's development.
However, Tuc also noted that the two sides need to define specific plans such as holding workshops and conferences to collect opinions for improving the index.
Municipal People's Committee vice chairman Nguyen Van Suu said the signing will create favourable conditions for Ha Noi to improve the environment for investment, production and business to quickly raise its PCI.
The city's leaders always considered this as an important task, which was included into its action plans in following years, he added.
According to a survey conducted by the VCCI, the city ranked 51st out of the country's 63 provinces and cities last year, 15 places lower than its PCI position in 2011.
The PCI programme is part of the US Agency for International Development's Viet Nam Competitiveness Initiative, which has been implemented since 2005. — VNS