11:10 | 26/11/2015 Society
(VEN) - The Ministry of Transport (MoT) is the first ministry to implement Vietnam’s National Single Window (NSW). The MoT is striving to complete preparations for dealing with all 14 administrative procedures under its management in accordance with NSW.
Since May, the ministry has developed online public services on the NSW to facilitate the implementation of procedures for granting quality certifications for imported motorcycles and electric bicycles, and granting technical safety and environmental protection certifications for imported motorized vehicles, specialized motorcycles, and four-wheeled passenger vans. All these procedures can be implemented entirely online through NSW, so businesses no longer need to come to registry and customs offices.
According to the NSW and ASEAN Single Window (ASW) National Steering Committee, by October 12, 152 companies had sent 504 files through the NSW to register for quality certification of motorcycles, electric bicycles, specialized motorcycles, motorized vehicles, and four-wheeled vans. The NSW has helped cut about 80 percent of the time required for completing these registration procedures, from 5-10 days to 1-2 days.
The NSW has also been developed to facilitate transportation through five international seaports in Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, and Ba Ria-Vung Tau. By October 12, 2,377 companies had implemented seaport procedures via the NSW.
The MoT is currently one of the leading ministries in dealing with administrative procedures in accordance with the NSW. Through the NSW, it deals with a range of procedures related to the exit, entry and transit of seagoing vessels; granting quality, technical safety, and environmental protection certifications for imported motorcycles, motorized vehicles, engines, electric bicycles, and minibuses.
Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Hong Truong said in the time to come MoT would connect all 14 administrative procedures under its management to the NSW. Seven procedures have already been connected to the NSW, including procedures related to the exit, entry, and transit of seagoing vessels; the exit and entry of ships and boats at offshore oil and gas ports; and Vietnamese ships and boats operating on inland waterways when entering or exiting seaports.
Other procedures handled by the Vietnam Register and Vietnam Inland Waterways Administration will be connected to the NSW in the coming months. Information about these procedures will be provided on the MoT website, and then public services will be provided through the NSW.
The NSW and ASW National Steering Committee said the NSW would not only facilitate communications between state management authorities and businesses but also help promote connectivity between businesses. MoT will provide value-added services to connect import, export companies with logistics, and seaport infrastructure businesses.