Ho Chi Minh City authorities proposed simplifying 1,770 administrative procedures at a municipal meeting on Thursday.
This accounts for 70 percent of reviewed procedures, and is double that ordered by the government, according to HCMC People's Committee.
The committee has said that 718 of the procedures are set to be removed totally.
So far the southern city has reviewed 2,504 administrative procedures that are in effect.
Nguyen Xuan Phuc, head of the Government Office, said at the meeting that 24 ministries and 63 provinces and cities have completed reviewing their administrative procedures, and proposed that over 5,500 are simplified.
More than 250 officials, lawyers and experts now are reviewing the procedures for making specific plans to submit to the government, Phuc said.
Once the proposed procedures are simplified, businesses and people will save nearly VND30 trillion (US$1.5 billion) a year, according to the official.
It is the second stage of Project No.30, which aims to simplify administrative procedures between 2007 and 2010.
The first stage, which targeted the publishing of a national database of administrative procedures, was completed last year.