Construction planning plays an important role in infrastructure and urban landscape development. Therefore, in the past time, the Nam Dinh Department of Construction has focused on promoting urban planning and development. Besides, the department has actively reformed administrative procedures and provided favorable conditions for businesses, thus helping improve the Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI).
Focus on urban development planning
In 2019, the Nam Dinh Department of Construction effectively performed its tasks and functions as a governor of construction in the province. In construction planning management, the department carried out centralized planning assigned by the Provincial People's Committee and was delegated to invest in the Rang Dong urban area master plan to 2040, a new urban area master plan in Y Yen district (covering four communes of Yen Bang, Yen Quang, Yen Hong and Yen Tien), adjusted Nam Dinh City general planning to 2040 with a vision to 2050 (adopted by the Provincial People’s Committee in Resolution 64/NQ-HDND dated December 7, 2019), localized adjustments of the Nam Dinh City general planning approved by the Prime Minister in Decision 257/QD-TTg dated February 14, 2020, and the functional area planning in the south of Rang Dong urban area (Nghia Hung district), which were completed and submitted to the Ministry of Construction for consideration and then sent to the Provincial People’s Committee for approval. The department inspected and appraised economic and technical reports, construction drawings and designs, and construction estimates to improve construction quality.
Mr. Vu Van Hung, Director of the Nam Dinh Department of Construction, said, improving the quality of urban planning and development is a cross-cutting task of the construction industry. The department has actively advised and adhered to directions of the Provincial People’s Committee, closely coordinated with localities to implement local urban area plans to mobilize investment resources for building technical infrastructure for local socioeconomic development. The department strictly granted construction permits as per approved planning, especially in Nam Dinh City and district towns. It also worked with the District People's Committees to strengthen construction management as per licenses granted by competent authorities.
In addition, to boost production and consumption of construction materials, the Department of Construction advised the Provincial People's Committee to adjust the Nam Dinh construction materials development plan to 2020, with a vision to 2030, to gradually reduce the output of fired clay bricks, increase the production of unburnt bricks (as per Decision 1327/QD-UBND dated June 27, 2016). Nam Dinh also encourages the use of unburnt construction materials in construction regardless of capital sources or number of floors.
Accelerating administrative reform
In addition to speeding up urban planning and development, the Department of Construction actively reformed administrative procedures and created more favorable conditions for local businesses to help improve the Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI). With the close and firm guidance of the department leaders, the determination of professional departments, the quality of administrative procedures conducted at the Department of Construction has been improved over time, especially at the single-window units that adopt the ISO 9001 -2015 standards.
The department has posted all public administrative procedures under its jurisdiction on the website. At the same time, it has revised legal documents concerning construction (valid, abolished, replaced) to promptly supplement, adjust, enforce and inform concerned businesses and individuals. It has also strengthened information technology application and effectively deployed document management software.
Furthermore, the department has well performed the task of receiving applications and returning settlement results to applicants in its jurisdiction. In order to consolidate and promote the effect of administrative procedure settlement, the department has continued to review and research to reduce cumbersome administrative procedures, helping reduce administrative and compliance costs.
In the coming time, to promote its achievements, the department will hold talks with individuals and organizations on administrative procedures related to construction investment and open dialogues with producers and consumers of unburnt construction materials. In order to successfully carry out its objectives and tasks, the department will actively coordinate closely with concerned departments, branches and District People's Committees to exercise local State management of construction.
Source: Vietnam Business Forum