All administrative procedures on agriculture to be connected with National Single Window hinh anh 1Lorries carrying farm produce through Mong Cai International Border Gate in Quang Ninh province (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) expects to complete the connection of 100 percent of its administrative procedures with the National Single Window (NSW) system in the first quarter of 2022.

To carry out the national and ASEAN single window mechanisms, the MARD has connected 29 of the 33 administrative procedures at its subordinate units and granted digital licences to over 1.4 million dossiers via the NSW, said deputy head of the MARD’s division for organisational and personnel affairs Nguyen Xuan An at the ministry’s meeting on January 11.

In terms of administrative reform, in 2021, the ministry updated and publicised 119 administrative procedures on the National Public Service Portal, abolished 58 others, and simplified three procedures related to natural disaster prevention and control.

It proposed 429 of the 2,559 regulations on business activities be removed or simplified while reducing nearly 219 billion VND, or 13.2 percent, of the compliance cost related to business activities, he noted.

Regarding administrative modernisation, An said the MARD stepped up IT application to its operations, completed its information and reporting system which was also linked with the one of the Government, and applied digital signatures to all documents.

In 2022, it will push ahead with handling administrative procedures online to enhance transparency and save time and cost; dealing with people and businesses’ opinions about problems related to the mechanisms, policies, and procedures within its remit; and overhauling the institutional system on agriculture and rural development, according to the official./.