10:47 | 29/11/2016 Society
Hanoi will take the lead in improving the business climate and supporting enterprises since their formation, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Doan Toan said at a dialogue between the city’s authorities and entrepreneurs on November 28.
Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai speaks at the dialogue (Photo: VNA)
A steering board has been set up to tackle difficulties for businesses, he said, adding that it has proved its efficiency.
The municipal administration ordered its subordinate agencies to ensure the transparency of their decisions, policies, administrative procedures, planning and land use plans, Toan added.
Meanwhile, Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai said this year has recorded vigorous growth of local businesses, both start-ups and new investment plans.
Nearly 23,000 enterprises have been established so far this year, raising the number of firms operating in the city to 202,255. They have greatly created a large number of jobs for workers, improve local people’s income and boost the city’s economic growth.
Hai believed that the increase proves the effectiveness of business support policies of the Government and Hanoi while demonstrating companies’ trust in the administration.
However, Hanoi’s authorities also admitted that local businesses, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises, have still faced a range of difficulties regarding access to capital sources, land, markets, and sci-tech application. Some policies have failed to fuel businesses’ development.
Do Quang Hien, Chairman of the Hanoi Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Association, pointed out troublesome and overlapping administrative procedures, elaborating that many firms have conducted online business registration, but they have to directly meet managerial agencies to change some contents.
Procedures for land withdrawal and allocation, compensation for land clearance and granting land use right certifications remain complicated, he said, asking the city to step up efforts to address these difficulties.
At the dialogue, representatives of companies also brought up issues they are encountering during their operations.
Fielding their questions, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung promised that the city’s relevant agencies will review and deal with the problems.
He noted a special task force gathering specialists from municipal departments will be set up on January 1, 2017. They will work at one office and be ready to settle all opinions of enterprises at one time./.