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HCMC eyes a shift to paperless Gov’t offices

Update: October, 14/2016 - 09:00
The Hà Nội Land Registration Office in Thanh Xuân District. Photo Đỗ Phương Anh
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — HCM City plans to have a paper-free administration, digitising all documents in Government offices to streamline administrative procedures and reduce costs, a top leader has said.

Trần Vĩnh Tuyến, Deputy Chairman of the city People’s Committee, said “The use of e-documents in the near future is appropriate for online public services.”

It would also facilitate the introduction of e-governance, he told a conference on Wednesday.

He instructed districts to expand their online services to serve the public faster and more efficiently.

The use of IT at State administrative agencies is crucial to simplifying procedures and developing HCM City into a smart city, he said.

Since last July the People’s Committee has been sending invitations and documents for government meetings via SMS and e-mail.

Võ Sỹ, deputy head of the People’s Committee office, more than VNĐ180 million (US$8,000) has been saved in administrative costs in two months since printed letters were stopped.

It would save more than VNĐ1 billion (US$44,800) every year, he added. —VNS










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