HCM City, Japan boost cooperation in administrative reform hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA)
- Ho Chi Minh City wants to learn from Japan’s experience in administrative reform and developing an urban administration with effective interactions between residents and authorities, a local official has said.

During a reception for Japanese Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and Communication Sasajima Takayuki in the city on June 7, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong affirmed that HCM City has identified stepping up administrative reform, creating favourable conditions for socio-economic development and improving people’s living standards as three among key tasks in the city’s construction and development process.

HCM City aims to facilitate residents’ participation in supervising and building a strong and effective local administration while better serving its locals and enterprises, including Japanese investors, he added.

For his part, Takayuki said Japan will continue implementing effectively agreements signed with the Vietnamese Government Inspectorate and localities regarding inspection, handling administrative claims, and administrative consultation.

Japan wants to strengthen cooperation with HCM City in administrative reform, thus helping turn the biggest city of Vietnam into an Asian economic hub, he said.-VNA