A government office in HCM City’s District 3. The city is continuing with administrative reforms in 2021, with a focus on improving urban governance. – Photo sggp.org.vn
HCM CITY – HCM City is continuing its administrative reforms this year, with a focus on urban governance and revamping administrative units.
Nguyễn Thành Phong, chairman of the city People’s Committee, said while the city has been focusing on reforms, administrative activities in Thủ Đức City are not efficient enough, and many individuals and businesses are being asked to come back with more documents.
More than 19 per cent are unsatisfied with the administrative services there, he said.
The city is also focusing on improving its investment climate and changing the administrative model by eliminating district-level people's councils from the administrative system.
Huỳnh Thanh Nhân, director of the Department of Internal Affairs, said the city would examine and revamp departments and authorities where required, and bring in outside experts for leadership positions.
Phong said administrative reforms needs to be disruptive in how it can help solve businesses’ problems and be a part of the city’s digital transformation, and all public servants need to continuously learn and improve their skills.
Last year the city managed to reduce the time required for businesses to register by 30 per cent. – VNS