2019 - a year of breakthroughs in administrative reform for HCM City hinh anh 1Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan at the meeting with the press (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The year 2019 will be a year of breakthroughs in administrative reform in Ho Chi Minh City, according to Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan.

Meeting with the press on January 8, Nhan said accelerating administrative reform is key to realizing this year’s socio-economic development goals.

He said that all districts, wards and communes must publicise administrative procedures, striving to provide 30-40 percent of public services at level-3 and level-4 category which means people, businesses and management units can perform administrative formalities, submit documents and receive results online.

As satisfaction of citizens and businesses measures the efficiency of administrative reform, authorities at all levels will enhance inspections on the work, he added.

The city is working to cut compensation, resettlement and land clearance procedures, and will ask the Government for permission to pilot the programme, aiming to protect the rights of citizens and investors, Nhan said.

In response to questions on city development, Nhan said municipal leaders have made efforts to build smart urban areas, with the project “building Ho Chi Minh City into a smart city during 2017-2020 with vision towards 2025” focusing on construction of four “core centres”, namely a socio-economic simulation and forecast centre, an information safety centre and a shared database and open database eco-system centre.

Also, he added that implementing a National Assembly resolution on piloting special mechanisms and policies to bolster the development of the city has brought positive results, improving the working efficiency of local staff, streamlining state apparatus and attracting talent to develop the city.

At the event, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong said the city will work out various measures to prevent floods and handle arising issues in urban areas.-VNA