Japan shares local governmental organization experience

(VOV) - Japan has shared its knowledge of running local governmental organisations at a two-day workshop jointly held by the National Assembly (NA) and the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) in Hanoi on August 22.

In his speech, NA Office Deputy Head Nguyen Sy Dung pointed out difficulties Vietnam are facing from the fact that governmental representation at ward, commune, district and provincial levels has overlapping responsibilities.

The country needs to reform the operations of these bodies and lessons learned from Japan about their model would be invaluable, he said.

During the workshop, Japanese experts, including leaders from Maniwa City in central Okayama Prefecture and district leaders from Kyoto City, shared their experiences in organizing local government and decentralizing administration and management in Japan.

The event was attended by members of the Committee for the 1992 Constitution Revision Draft and NA deputies.