A staff member of Da Lat city's sub-department of taxation gives explanation to a local - Illustrative image (Photo: VNA) 

Hanoi (VNA) – UK experts shared their country’s experience in constitutional reform to increase State agencies’ transparency and accountability at a workshop in Hanoi on December 1.

The event was jointly held by the British Embassy in Hanoi and the Department of Administrative Procedures Control of the Ministry of Justice, discussing challenges and priorities of Vietnam in implementing its institutional reform scheme, including simplifying administrative procedures on business licensing and inspection.

Sarah Smile, Deputy Chief Executive of the UK’s Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) said reducing unnecessary documents is one of the government’s top concerns as it helps enterprises operate more effectively and improves the business climate.

Meanwhile, local experts shared the progress of Vietnam’s institutional reform and the government’s plans to speed up innovations in the future.

The Ministry of Justice has cooperated with relevant ministries and units to introduce a national one-stop-shop portal, which is based on information systems on administrative procedures, population, land- construction and businesses, they said.

Following the workshop, Vietnamese and UK experts will have in-depth discussions on this field.-VNA