People waiting for administrative procesure processing. Illustrative Image (Source:VNA)

Long An (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Long An is striving to improve its Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) in 2018 and the future to ensure sustainable increase in the index through years.

Last year, the province posted 38.3 points over 60 points in PAPI indication, ranking 11th out of 63 localities nationwide, up 11 positions compared to that of 2016.

Five out of six PAPI component indications of Long An were among top group of the country.

However, according to the provincial People’s Committee, the province’s PAPI indications have fluctuated through years, with a lack of sustainability in growth of component indications.

Tran Van Can, Chairman of the committee, asked provincial departments, sectors and organisations as well as localities across the province to seek measures to fix problems in the field, thus improving Long An’s position in PAPI ranking in 2018 and so on.

He also asked for careful analysis of reasons become fluctuations in each component indications of PAPI, thus clarifying responsibility of individuals and collectives and building future plans.

At the same time, it is necessary to strengthen communications on PAPI survey, making it more open and transparent, he requested.

Can also urged the People’s Committees of localities across the province to review their shortcomings reflected by PAPI results, thus designing plans for improvement, raising accountability of local authorities to locals.-VNA