Deputy PM underlines need to speed up reforms

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has said there is a need for stronger efforts in administrative reforms in investment, construction and land, reducing intermediate stages and creating favourable conditions for both locals and enterprises.

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addresses the meeting. Photo: VNA

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addresses the meeting. Photo: VNA

During a January 2 meeting with relevant ministries and sectors on the administrative reforms in investment, construction and land, Deputy PM Phuc pointed out that some inconsistencies are still seen in a number of laws like the Laws on Investment, Enterprises and Construction, causing difficulties for both management agencies and businesses.

Administrative procedures remain complicated and overlapped, he noted, adding that the “one-stop” mechanism has not been implemented effectively.

Describing the operation of the current “one-stop” mechanism as “one door with numerous locks”, the deputy PM urged all sectors and levels to the quality of staff involved in the work, while enhancing supervision and transparency.

He also demanded that ministries, sectors and localities work together to build a list of required procedures and the duration of procedure handling.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Natural Resources must look at all shortcomings and limitations of all legal documents on land, planning and investment, while working closely with the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) to make proposals on necessary adjustments by the second quarter of this year.

During the meeting, representatives from ministries and sectors admitted there were shortcomings in administrative procedures.

MPI Deputy Minister Dang Huy Dong said the results of a review on the ministry’s administrative regulations relating to investment, construction and land show that investors have to follow 18 different procedures in the fields of land, construction and environment to get permission to implement a project.

He proposed that in order to simplify administrative procedures, it is necessary to complete the “one-stop” mechanism, allowing investors to submit documents to just one location.-VNA

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