Viet Nam has created transparent administrative procedures at all the four administrative levels and set up a national database for administrative procedures reform in order to meet socio-economic development demands, Dr Ngo Hai Phan, head of the Government Office's Department of Administrative Procedures Control, has said.
Simplification of administrative procedures at all levels had saved about VND30,000 billion (US$1.5 million) per year, he said at a press conference yesterday.
Three years into implementation of the National Public Administrative Reform Project, commonly called Project 30, 5,000 procedures have been simplified by abolishing unnecessary steps as well as modifying incomplete ones.
A new measure to assess and check administrative procedures was also introduced at the press conference. This measure will regulate the responsibilities of those who create administrative procedures to ensure they are practical.
"Simplification of administrative procedures, particularly those related to duration of time and costs, would help individuals and organisations reinvest in production and business, thus make a contribution to promoting economic development," Phan said.
"Project 30 had a significant effect on procedures but enforcement needed to be sped up because the reduction of procedures also had an impact on the benefits enjoyed by some people, leading to a certain hardship in enforcement," he said. — VNS