VietNamNet Bridge – The HCMC government will present its scheme of piloting the model of municipality administration to the Government late this month to seek backing.




HCMC Party chief Le Thanh Hai said at an ad-hoc meeting of the city’s Party Committee on Wednesday that the National Assembly would consider the plan in October or November and issue a resolution allowing HCMC to pilot the model.

Under the plan, the municipal government will establish four satellite cities in the city’s eastern, western, southern and northern parts.

According to HCMC chairman Le Hoang Quan, the city will prepare human resources and assign duties for the authorities of each city and estimate costs needed for the scheme.

If approval from central authorities comes forth, the new model will be officially applied from 2016 when the new terms of the National Assembly and the HCMC People’s Council start.

Quan said that the municipality model would clearly define responsibilities of each agency and leader, avoiding shirking responsibilities.

Under the new model, the number of intermediary organs will be reduced and administrative agencies will be closer to local citizens. Therefore, costs and time of enterprises and citizens will be cut while their satisfaction will increase.

Speaking to the Daily on the sidelines of the meeting, Tran Du Lich, member of the municipality administration model’s drafting committee, said that with this model, the city would have to petition revisions of around 100 legal documents which would not suit the model.

According to Lich, an important point which needs to be done to implement the model smoothly is to have a new team of capable civil servants as the current team fails to meet requirements. The key issue of this does not lie in qualifications of staffers but their professionalism and responsibilities.

Lich said that with the establishment of the four satellite cities in the coming time, mayors of the satellite cities must be more qualified, since chairpersons of districts if promoted to mayors might fail to fulfill their duties.

Source: SGT