Administrative reforms have seen positive results, making important contributions to the common achievements of the country, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

The Government leader made the statement at an online conference with 63 cities and provinces on April 5 to review the implementation of the overall programme on State administrative reform in the 2001-2010 period and build up the programme’s contents between now and 2020.

Through administrative reforms, the State apparatus and institutions have been gradually perfected, creating favourable conditions for mobilising resources for the country’s socio-economic development, Dung said.

The PM said that in the next 10 years, administrative reform must focus on creating a fair, transparent and favourable business environment for businesses and people.

He stated that administrative reforms should also concentrate on ensuring that the State administrative system operates smoothly and effectively from central to local levels, meeting the demand for national development in the new period.

Speaking at the conference, Minister of Home Affairs Tran Van Tuan said that over the past decade, the overall programme on State administrative reform helped perfect the State apparatus and institutions as well as improve the quality of the staff, and public finance, helping modernise the national administrative system and boost the economic development, political stability, and social safety and order in the country.

However, the minister also pointed out several shortcomings while implementing the programme, including the slow administrative reform speed and the asynchronous, overlapped institutional system.

The conference also heard ministries and localities’ reports on reforms of public finance and administrative apparatus; the role and influence of administrative reforms in socio-economic development; experiences in implementing the one-stop-shop model; relations between administrative reforms and competitive index and the IT application in administrative reforms.

According to the draft programme on State administrative reform in the 2011-2020 period, the programme will focus on improving the quality of the staff, especially implementing reforms in salary policies, in order to create a real momentum for them to increase the quality of administrative and public career services./.