Ministries and Government agencies needed to accelerate reforms and transparency to tackle corruption and solve the difficulties faced by businesses and members of the public.– VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI – Ministries and Government agencies needed to accelerate reforms and transparency to tackle corruption and solve the difficulties faced by businesses and members of the public.
The statement was made by Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tiến Dũng at a meeting in Hà Nội yesterday to review legal documents.
During the meeting, the ministries reported the progress that had been made on some legal documents and why others had been delayed.
The Ministry of Public Security has yet to complete two draft decrees on the Law on Cyber Security.
According to Minister Mai Tiến Dũng, the delays were because the documents involved several complicated matters that required Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc to carefully evaluate their impacts and consult international organisations, diplomatic agencies and foreign investors.
The Government Inspectorate was awaiting the completion of 12 documents.
The head of the inspectorate said it planned to submit a draft decree on income and property control, and a decree instructing the implementation of the Law on Anti-Corruption.
The Ministry of Planning and Investment was also asked to accelerate implementation of the Law on Planning.
Many projects have been suspended due to planning adjustments that were not covered by up-to-date decrees.
For the Ministry of Finance, Minister Dũng said the PM was looking at electronic payments, electronic invoices and tax policies as part of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), particularly the draft decree on special preferential tax tables.
The Government also asked the Ministry of Transport to complete a revised decree for transport businesses and carefully evaluate its applicability.
It should also complete automatic electronic collections at toll stations, said Dũng.
The Government Office Chairman said there were 79 projects that needed completing next month.
According to the chairman, PM Phúc was focused on reforms including reduction of business procedures to create favourable conditions for companies to thrive.
Head of the Administrative Procedure Control Department Ngô Hải Phan, said that cutting business conditions and procedures must be transparent and monitored by the public and businesses.
Dũng said that an e-Government system would be launched soon.
Starting next month, the government would accelerate IT application and e-Government to push transparency and reform. – VNS