Under the directive, Hanoi asked relevant departments and district-level People’s Committees to take drastic measures to raise the indexes of “entry costs” and “access to land”, which plunged last year.
In particular, the city’s “entry costs” sub-index ranked 61st among the 63 localities, down 51 places. Its “access to land” also dropped to 56th, falling 15 places.
In an effort to improve the two indexes, relevant departments are assigned to have all business registration applications settled online, and ensure the business registration procedures completed on schedule or ahead of it.
They need to make public such procedures, increase the training of civil servants to boost the quality of guidance provided to people and enterprises, and press on with streamlining land-related administrative procedures.
To raise the PCI ranking, the municipal government also urged departments, sectors, and district-level authorities to invest resources in dealing with the sub-indexes scoring low grades and those ranking “low” or “mid-low” last year.
For example, its “policy bias” sub-index rose from 5.39 points in 2019 to 6.06 points last year, but it ranked just 52nd among the 63 localities in this regard. “Proactivity of provincial leadership” increased only 0.1% to 6.06 points, putting the city at the 44th place in this ranking.
More effort should be made to maintain the sub-indexes which Hanoi earned the highest score in 2020, namely, “time costs” with 7.93 points, “labor and training” (7.85 points), “entry costs” (6.74 points), and “business support services” (6.68 points).