(HBĐT) - (HBO) – The Hoa Binh provincial People’s Committee on August 23 held a meeting with the steering committee for improving the investment and business environment and the Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI)

Bui Van Khanh, Vice Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, chairs the meeting.

In 2021, Hoa Binh province gained a PCI score of only 57.16 points, 5.64 points lower than 2020, ranking 62nd nationwide and falling 18 places from the previous year.

Two sub-indexes improved, namely proactivity (up 0.33 point) and business support Policy (up 0.01 point), but their positions still declined four and 20 places from 2020, respectively. Meanwhile, the sub-index of policy bias stood at the last position in the rankings. The scores and positions of seven other sub-indexes, namely entry costs, access to land, transparency, informal charges, time costs, labour policy, and law and order, also declined.

At the meeting, representatives of departments and sectors pointed out causes of the weaknesses, as well as responsibility of the agencies in charge of the poor-performing sub-indexes, especially entry costs and access to land.

Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyen Phi Long underlined the necessity to accelerate improving the investment and business climate, attracting investment, and raising the PCI of Hoa Binh. It is also important to straightforwardly look into shortcomings, weaknesses, and causes to work out drastic solutions to those bottlenecks.

Among the focal tasks to improve the PCI, authorities need to firstly focus on bettering the quality of the provincial People’s Committee’s governance and leadership; boosting departments, sectors and localities’ performance of duties; implementing administrative procedure reforms; and raising cadres and civil servants’ specialised capacity and attitude when serving people and businesses, he demanded.

He asked leaders of departments, sectors, and district-level People’s Committees to promote their sense of responsibility and create more favourable conditions for people and businesses.

In his remarks, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Bui Van Khanh called for continued efforts to reform mindset and raise the awareness and sense of responsibility among leaders of agencies and administrations, cadres, civil servants, and public employees, especially those at the departments of natural resources & environment, home affairs, and planning & investment.

He also asked for more attention to improve the poor-performing sub-indexes, training and guidance for businesses in replying to PCI interviews so that they can give objective and precise assessment, and enhanced prevention of bureaucratic hurdles to people and businesses.

Related Topics

Exporting Tan Lac red pomelo to the UK market

(HBO) - On November 24, in Tan Lac district, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development collaborated with the People's Committee of Tan Lac district and FUSA organic agriculture joint stock company to hold a ceremony to export the first shipment of Tan Lac red pomelo to the UK marketAttending the shipment ceremony were Mr. Dinh Cong Su, thre Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee attended the shipment ceremony.

Fair held to popularise key farm produce, OCOP products

(HBO) – An agricultural fair and exhibition of products under the "One Commune, One Product” (OCOP) programme of the northern midland and mountainous region recently took place at the fair and exhibition centre of Hoa Binh province in Hoa Binh city. Localities, enterprises, cooperatives, and production and business households displayed their best products at the event.

Over 100,000 turns of visitors arriving at the Agricultural Fair and OCOP Exhibition in the Northern Midlands and Mountains

(HBO) - In the evening of November 21, the Provincial People's Committee held the closing ceremony of the Agricultural Fair and OCOP exhibition in the Northern Midlands and Mountains in 2022. There were Mr. Dinh Cong Su, the Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee, the Head of the Organizing Committee of the fair and the members of the organizing committee attending the ceremony.