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Hai Phong (VNA) – The northern port city of Hai Phong has retainedits second spot among 63 cities and provinces nationwide in the administrative reform index for the fourth consecutive year, scoring 87.24 percent.

Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Van Tung said authorities focused on strengthening discipline in State budget collection and spending and improving the business climate in 2016-2017.

They also hold monthly dialogues with businesses which are widely publicised. In 2016, the province moved up five spots in the nationwide competitiveness index.

Since 2016, agencies and localities have been assigned to oversee the progress of task fulfillment by heads of municipal departments and the district People’s Committees online, thus reducing delays.

Director of the municipal Department of Home Affairs Nguyen Dao Son said 47 administrative procedures have been cut since 2009 while technological advances have been adopted in managing and improving the quality of administrative services such as electronic tax filing, customs and insurance. All second level or higher administrative procedures can now be handled online.

The province has also cut time for business registration licensing to three working days and standardised data on local businesses in the national database on business registration.-VNA