Joining Forces to Improve Competiveness Index

9:47:40 AM | 30/6/2020

In 2019, Vinh Phuc's Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) ranked 17th among 63 provinces and cities with 66.75 points in total, an increase of 2.2 points but down four grades compared to 2018.

In order to achieve the goal of being in the top 10 localities with the best governance quality in the whole country, Vinh Phuc People's Committee has just issued Plan 101 on improving the Provincial Competitiveness Index in 2020.

Accordingly, the People's Committee of Vinh Phuc province has requested departments and industries of the province; People's Committees of districts and cities to build specific plans to improve and raise component indicators; to focus on improving component indices with low rankings and low scores based on their assigned functions and tasks. They need to promote the operational efficiency of the center for public administration of the province and districts, applying electronic signatures (digital signatures) for administrative procedures involving many levels and sectors; strengthening the application of information technology and providing online public services at level 3 and level 4 for some administrative procedures. It is important to make publicly available planning information, legal regulations of the State, especially information that businesses are interested in. It is necessary to focus on removing difficulties and obstacles for businesses, especially issues related to land, labor, tax and administrative procedures under the responsibility of State management agencies.

At the same time, the People's Committee of Vinh Phuc province has assigned the provincial Business Association to continue the organization of the survey, collect opinions of enterprises on the difficulties and problems; research and coordinate with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) to propose to the Provincial People's Committee a plan to deploy to gather opinions of businesses on the provincial mechanisms and policies, the dynamic, creativeness and working attitude of departments, agencies, and localities in order to adopt District and Department Competitiveness Index (DDCI) to rank departments and committees of the province and People's Committee of districts in 2020.

Quynh Ngoc (Vietnam Business Forum)