Reforming the state administrative apparatus is a national policy which has been noted in resolutions of all eight national congresses of the Communist Party of Vietnam during the 35 years of Doi Moi (reform).
In general, the administrative system at the central level with 48 ministries and ministerial-level agencies before the Doi Moi period was merged with 41 ministries after the 1992 Constitution, 26 in 2007, 22 in 2011.
Of these, 12 ministries were created through the merger, while 10 were not merged. Among merged ministries, four old ministries merging in one new ministry was the average. The Ministry of Industry and Trade had the highest number of ministries to merge.
The current Ministry of Industry and Trade consists of 10 former ministries, including seven industry ministries, the Ministry of Internal Trade, the Ministry of Foreign Trade, and the Central Steering Committee for Market Management.
About 10 years ago, a mathematician said that Vietnam did not yet have social science study works. The comment seemed to be a bit harsh, but it did make sense, especially when it comes to international publications.
The high GDP growth rate of 5.64 percent reported for H1, when a number of large cities and provinces were under social distancing, businesses had to close, and people lost their livelihoods, has puzzled many people.
The strong development of the Internet and social networks has made children become digital citizens early, which brings many benefits in the service of learning, entertainment, and enhanced social interaction.
Minister of Home Affairs Pham Thi Thanh Tra says that the state apparatus is overly cumbersome with too many levels of hierarchy and an overlapping structure in ministries and ministerial-level agencies.