New PPP decree to be shortly issued

The state contribution to a public-private partnership (PPP) project would not be restricted, according to the draft decree expected to be enacted at the year-end.

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Vietnam Month In Review

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and RoK’s President Park Geun-hye witness the signing of the Vietnam-RoK Free Trade Agreement__Photo: Duc Tam/VNA

VN, RoK conclude FTA negotiations

President of the Republic of Korea Park Geun-hye and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung hailed the conclusion of negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement.

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State Audit Office - A constitutional institution to guarantee democracy

The State Audit Office has identified raising the quality of activities of controlling auditing quality as an important objective in the Strategy on development of state audit during 2013-2017.

Society & Law

Taxis in Ho Chi Minh City’s streets__Photo: Hoang Hai/VNA

Legality of Uber taxi service in Vietnam under scrutiny

The impressive debut of Uber, an American taxi app service, has received both support and protest from the public, triggering a major concern about the legality of this ridesharing service.

Legal Tips For Expats

Transfer of house ownership to foreigners

Under the Vietnamese housing law, the transfer of residential house ownership must be carried out under house sale and purchase or donation contracts between spouses.

Legal Updates

Introducing via-cell phone online payment services provided by Viettel__Photo: Tran Viet/VNA

Payment intermediary services guided

As provided in State Bank of Vietnam Circular No. 39/2014/TT-NHNN of December 11, guiding intermediary payment services, each bank account may issue only one e-purse.

Law Guide

A bridegroom of Dao Thanh Y ethnic group (Bac Giang province) unveils his bride’s face__Photo: Thanh Ha/VNA

New Law on Marriage and Family

From January 1 next year, the Law on Marriage and Family will come into force, providing a legal mechanism for exercise of human rights and citizens’ rights regarding marriage and family.

History & Law

Bridegroom gives flowers to the bride__Photo: Internet

Human rights in Vietnam’s ancient feudal law

Under the feudal regimes in Vietnam, especially the Le and Nguyen dynasties, the principal basic human rights of people were clearly defined by law and protected by the states.

In the Pipeline

SBV Governor Nguyen Van Binh and ADB Country Director Tomoyuki Kimura sign four loan agreements totaling USD 176 million for Vietnamese Government__Photo: Tran Viet/VNA

New PPP decree to be shortly issued

The state contribution to a public-private partnership (PPP) project would not be restricted, according to the draft decree expected to be enacted at the year-end.

Business

Card users draw cash at an ATM counter in Hanoi__Photo: Tran Viet/VNA

New regulations enhance safety in banking operations

The State Bank of Vietnam last month issued a landmark circular providing prudential ratios and limits in the operation of credit institutions and foreign bank branches in Vietnam.

Traditions

A Muong household makes brocade for a local trade company in Hoa Binh province__Photo: Trong Dat/VNA

Muong attire is a work of art

The costume of the Muong, especially those worn by women, stands out for its sophistication.

Profile

Harvesting summer-fall rice crop in Tieu Can district, Tra Vinh province__Photo: Huy Hoang/VNA

Tra Vinh shrugs off drawbacks to become a hotbed of investment

Located in the Southeast of the Mekong River delta, Tra Vinh province has seven rural districts and Tra Vinh city, covering a total area of 2,295.1 km.

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