14:39 | 04/08/2019 Society
Vietnam is expected to reduce the number of districts by 4 and the number of communes by 539 after merging the administrative units that do not meet the geographic size and population criteria.
|Many communes that do not meet the geographic size and population criteria will be merged in the coming years|
Under a report compiled by the Ministry of Home Affairs from the reports of provincial and municipal authorities, 13 provinces and centrally-governed cities have districts in need of re-organisation.
Among them, nine provinces and cities proposed delaying the re-organization to after 2021 due to their specific conditions.
Meanwhile 42 provinces and cities have communes that need to be merged while another four provinces have already moved to merge a number of communes though it is not obligatory.
To date 32 provinces and cities have submitted their re-organisation plans to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
After re-organisation, Hoa Binh province will have 28.09% of its communes trimmed, followed by a 20.1% decrease in Cao Bang province and 18.77% in Phu Tho provinces.
Last year, the Politburo issued a resolution on merging districts and communes in order to streamline the apparatus of local authorities and ensure the resources for socio-economic development are used effectively.
Later the National Assembly and the government also issued two resolutions to realise the Politburo’s policy.