10:39 | 25/04/2017 Society
(VEN) - Administrative procedures have always been burdensome for enterprises. Hanoi is making a strong push to improve the business environment and make life easier for enterprises. The city is working hard to pioneer in the application of e-government.
The Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade said it has already posted all its administrative procedures and regulations, legal documents and fees on a one-stop portal and on the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s website.
In addition, after a review by the Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee and the department of 39 administrative procedures regarding oil and gas, consumer goods industry, and commodities circulation, 21 have been proposed for simplification.
Deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade, Tran Thi Phuong Lan, said that based on the actual operating conditions of each division, proposals have been presented to reduce the time of all administrative procedures by 25-40 percent.
Along with administrative reform and modernization, the department provided advisory assistance for the city authority to open six conferences on removing difficulties for businesses.
On February 6, 2017, the Hanoi People’s Committee issued a plan to implement Resolution 19-2017/NQ on further improvement of the city’s business environment and competitiveness in 2017 and towards 2020, and set a target of pioneering in this field.
Hanoi will strive to help the country reach the average business environment index of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) 4 in 2017, the average competitiveness index of ASEAN 4 by 2020 (according to the World Economic Forum’s assessment), and the average level of ASEAN 5 in terms of its innovation index (as assessed by the World Intellectual Property Organization).
Deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade, Tran Thi Phuong Lan, said that the department will continue
to review the process of applying quality management systems according to the TCVN ISO 9001-2008 standards; review legal
documents to submit to the city for promulgation of appropriate administrative procedures; and present proposals to the Hanoi
People’s Committee on renovation and upgrading of information technology infrastructure.