Agriculture ministry launches public services portal

Thursday, 2017-03-16 04:05:41
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Delegates at the launching ceremony.
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NDO/ VNA—The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on March 15 launched its public services portal at with a view to providing the people and businesses with most public services at Levels 3 and 4 between now and the year’s end.

Level 3 services allow applicants to fill in and submit forms online while Level 4 ones enable them not only to submit required forms but also to make payments and receive results online.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister Ha Cong Tuan said the move complies with the Prime Minister’s Decision 08 and the Government’s Resolution 36a/NQ-CP on e-government.

He asked the ministry’s units to complete the review and standardise administrative procedures in the first quarter of the year and asked the Plant Protection Department and the Department of Livestock Production to take the lead in the effort.

Nguyen Xuan Duong, deputy head of the Department of Livestock Production, said that since 2016, the department has received and handled nearly 40,000 documents via the online public services and customs one-stop shop at Level 4, helping firms save nearly 70 billion VND and half of their time.

This year, the ministry will speed up online administrative procedures nationwide regarding animal and plant quarantine, vet hygiene inspection, agricultural materials management and food safety.