BEGIC - On the morning of April, the 18th, Binh Duong provincial People's Committee held the 9th meeting at the Provincial Administrative Center to listen to reports on " the Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) and " the Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index" (PAPI) in 2017. Tran Thanh Liem, Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the provincial People's Committee presided over the meeting.
Being revealed for the 13th year in a row, the PCI report in 2017 was based on feedbacks of 12,000 enterprises, including over 10,200 private and nearly 1,800 FDI units. According to the announcement of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), Binh Duong was ranked the 14th nationwide with 64, 47 points, belonging to the group of 21 provinces having fairly good management quality. In the group of provinces and cities in the South Eastern region, Binh Duong came second after Ho Chi Minh City in terms of rank and total points. In comparison with its PCI in 2016, Binh Duong's PCI in 2017 increased by 0.9 points but the province was dragged down by 10 ranks on the list.
In its 10 sub-indexes, PCI in 2017 recorded that Binh Duong had 6 indexes with increasing points ( including: Access to land and Stability in Using land; cost and time of making administrative procedures, proactiveness, pioneering spirit of government, services for supporting enterprises, legal institutions and security order, equal competition) and 4 declining indexes against that in 2016 ( including: Cost for market entry, transparency and information approachability; informal costs, labor training).
In terms of the Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index" (PAPI) in 2017, Binh Duong reached 33.49 points in total and was listed in the group of lowest points.
The meeting accessed the reasons behind Binh Duong's declining indexes against that in 2016 and agreed on duties needed to be carried out for improvement of PCI and PAPI in 2018.
Overview of the meeting
In his closing speech at the meeting, Chairman of Binh Duong provincial People's Committee Tran Thanh Liem asked departments, branches, sectors and localities to further promote their strong points and seriously see through the reasons behind local declining PCI for quickly overcoming such situation. The Department of Home Affairs was expected to study and propose a set of common tools and criteria about PAPI for launching and urging localities to implement it. Chairmen of the People's Committees of districts, towns and city should guide the People's Committees of communes, wards and townlets to closely stick to contents of the criteria set, build up friendly, open, transparent, government offices and authorities....Thereby, it will help improve the PCI and PAPI of Binh Duong province in the coming year.