Ho Chi Minh City steps up administrative reform

(VOVworld) – Administrative reform is one of the 7 key tasks of Ho Chi Minh City. This year, the city will apply e-planning and provide better public utility services to its citizens and businesses. 

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Ho Chi Minh City is running 1,700 online public services, enabling citizens to get business licenses, house construction permits, and birth or ownership certificates via the Internet. Nguyen Thao Loan, a resident of Binh Tan district, said: “I strongly support the use of IT in administrative procedures. Online registration is fast and convenient. It makes district officials more organized and helpful to the public.”

A one-stop-shop system applying e-governance has become available at the district and communal level. Power delegation combined with administrative reform has been carried out aggressively.

This year Ho Chi Minh City will focus on e-governance, making at least 50% of public services online. Paper invitations to meetings are a thing of the past. Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong said administrative reforms will lead to Ho Chi Minh City becoming a smart city: “We are continuing administrative reform and empowering state management. Cumbersome procedures do harm to our development and business environment. We should create the best possible conditions for businesses and the people.”