The central city of Da Nang pledges to continue strong reforms and create the most favourable conditions for businesses and investors with a view to turning itself into a modern, dynamic and creative destination in Vietnam.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Ngoc Tuan made the affirmation at a November 13 ceremony launching a project to improve the capacity of Da Nang small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in accessing information on land, construction and business registration.

This is one of the 19 projects honoured at the 2014 Vietnam Anti-Corruption Initiative Progarmme (VACI 2014) co-hosted by the World Bank and the Government Inspectorate.

The project reflects the local authorities’ determination to facilitate businesses’ information access and contributes to improving transparency and the investment environment, he said.

It also targets the sustainability of the city’s leading place in the National Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) rankings and the implementation of activities during the “Da Nang Business Year 2014”.

According to Tuan, during the one-year project, there will be training courses and seminars on communication skills and the building of a code of conduct among businesses along with activities connecting enterprises and State agencies.

Once it ends in October 2015, 70 percent of businesses will grasp ways to access information sources and corporate support services, he said.

The city will form a network of officials in charge to provide information for enterprises on fields of their concern, creating a close link between them and State agencies, he added.-VNA