25/07/2015 11:01 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Agricultural administrative reform to focus on serving people, businesses

Hanoi, July 24 (VNA) - Administrative reform in agriculture should focus more on people and enterprises by issuing practical documents facilitating agricultural production and serving the integration process, stated Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat.

In order to enhance reform efficiency, leaders of the ministry and its agencies should acknowledge shortcomings while building legal documents in the field and raise the sense of responsibility in proposing the omission of unnecessary procedures, he said at a conference on July 24 to review five years of administrative reform in the sector and map out orientations for 2016-2020.

From 2016-2020, the ministry will continue completing mechanisms and policy systems focusing on management in the value chain from input to processing and marketing.

The ministry will also review the efficiency of administrative procedure in all areas, especially those related to people and businesses, stated the minister.

He noted that from 2011-2015, the ministry issued and proposed 323 documents, including three laws, 21 decrees and 281 circulars, helping promote the role and strengths of the sector amid tough economic situations.

During the conference, participants also pointed out that many legal documents issued by the ministry remain inefficient and are unfeasible.

According to Head of the ministry’s Legal Department Nguyen Thi Kim Anh, together with overlapping and unsystematic documents, there is a lack of regulations on the circulation, processing and producing of farm produce as well as the development of a rural economy and management of rural trade.

She also pointed to the slow reforms of the legal document system and the ineffective supervision of law enforcement in the sector.