Cut as much red tape as possible: PM

By Viet Tuan   July 31, 2023 | 12:06 am PT
Cut as much red tape as possible: PM
People perform procedures to apply for unemployment support at the HCMC employment center, July 26, 2023. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Tung
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Saturday requested authorities to simplify administrative procedures to save time and money for people and businesses.

Chinh requested agencies hasten the completion of legal policies to remove obstacles to business production and create jobs.

Specifically, ministers and locality leaders must evaluate legal policies to find discrepancies and other issues, then propose solutions or remove troublesome policies.

Policies that entail multiple procedures that go through several steps, which are impractical and directly impact business activities need to be adjusted or removed, he said.

Localities must report issues to the Ministry of Justice, the Government Office and the prime minister before August 10. The justice ministry will then report back to the government within five days, so adjustments can be made.

The PM has been vocal about the urgency of reducing bureaucracy.

In September last year, he said that without administrative reform, Vietnam would lag when it needs to utilize every opportunity to thrive.

A month later, he requested agencies not to let people and businesses waste time and effort due to bureaucracy.

Two months prior, Chinh requested ministries and localities cut at least 20% of the procedures and 20% of the associated fees when it comes to investment, production, business, and people's lives.

"Only issue new administrative policies when absolutely necessary," he said.

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