At the conference (Source: qtv.vn)

Quang Ninh (VNA) – The northern province of Quang Ninh has taken numerous measures to facilitate local enterprises, a local senior official has pledged.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Long made the statement at a conference on August 22 with the participation of representatives of around 500 enterprises.

Administrative reform, establishing the Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) and e-government system at all levels are among the efforts to better the business climate and enhance the competitiveness of local enterprises.

The local authorities also requested sectors and localities at all levels cut meeting time by 30 percent, instead they should be conducting more dialogues with enterprises to remove their difficulties.

President of the Quang Ninh province Association of Enterprises Pham Van The spoke highly of the local authorities’ efforts to facilitate local enterprises, saying that this assistance is crucial for boosting local business development, thus contributing to the province’s socio-economic development.

In the first eight months of this year, the province recorded 820 newly registered firms with a total capital of 5.61 trillion VND (250.45 million USD), up 18 percent from the same period last year.

The locality’s economic growth hit 9.2 percent, a record figure in recent years. Budget collection reached 62 percent, up 4 percent against the set target.

From July 1, 2016, Quang Ninh has applied online public services for 509 procedures of the provincial-level departments and sectors, and digital certificates in settling administrative affairs and transferring documents among administrative units.

To date, 100 percent of administrative documents were transferred through the internet among agencies at all levels.-VNA