Quang Ninh province announces the Department and District Competitiveness Index 2017 in Ha Long city on January 24 (Photo: VNA)

Quang Ninh (VNA) – The People’s Committee of the north-eastern province of Quang Ninh announced the Department and District Competitiveness Index (DDCI) 2017 at a conference in Ha Long city on January 24.

The committee also revealed initial research outcomes of a programme on the pilot implementation of the social network analysis (SNA).

The DCCI scores and rankings were conducted based on the survey of 1,500 businesses, including companies, cooperatives, and business households, focusing on such criteria as transparency and dynamism of the governance system, equal competitiveness, legal institutions, and heads’ responsibilities.

Five top localities include Cam Pha city, Quang Yen town, Mong Cai, Uong Bi and Ha Long cities.

Meanwhile, five leading departments in the DCCI rankings 2017 were the Department of Customs, the Department of Planning and Investment, and the Department of Taxation, the Department of Education and Training, and the management board of economic zones.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Long reiterated the local motto of serving businesses and people and considering the private economy an important momentum in economic development.

He urged all departments and localities to push ahead with administrative reform to increase transparency and create a healthy investment environment.

Quang Ninh leaped to the third position in 2015 and the second place in 2016 from the fifth place in 2014 in the rankings of provincial competitiveness index (PCI).-VNA