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Official Gazette

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Provisions of the Survey and Mapping Law applicable to foreign entities Provisions of the Survey and Mapping Law applicable to foreign entities
The 2018 Survey and Mapping Law and Decree 27 issued on March 13, 2019, detailing a number of articles of the Law, contain specific provisions concerning foreign entities’ survey and mapping activities in Vietnam and use of survey and mapping information, data and products available in the country.
Legislature sittings agenda to focus on lawmaking Legislature sitting’s agenda to focus on lawmaking
The seventh session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) will spend 12 days for lawmaking work with expected passage of seven laws and two resolutions, along with discussion of nine bills, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said on May 20 at the opening meeting of the session.
Poverty and economic inequality from Vietnamese citizens perspective in 2018 Poverty and economic inequality from Vietnamese citizens’ perspective in 2018
This article presents findings from the questions about issues of greatest concern for citizens in 2018, as part of the 2018 Vietnam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) Report, which captures experiences and perceptions related to governance and public administration performance at national and local levels in 2018 based on a survey of 14,304 citizens with different demographic characteristics, randomly selected from all 63 provinces and cities.
New regulations open up the survey and mapping sector to foreign investment New regulations open up the survey and mapping sector to foreign investment
The Law on Survey and Mapping, adopted in 2018 and effective from the beginning of this year, contains many important provisions relating to foreign entities that participate in survey and mapping activities in the territory of Vietnam.
Religious activities involving foreign elements under law on belief and religion Religious activities involving foreign elements under law on belief and religion
Many religious organizations, and dignitaries, religious officers, clergypersons and believers in religious organizations in Vietnam have, to different extents, relationships with overseas religious organizations and persons. This article analyzes some provisions of the Law on Belief and Religion and relevant documents regarding religious activities involving foreign elements.
Compulsory social insurance for foreign workers: A must in the era of economic integration Compulsory social insurance for foreign workers: A must in the era of economic integration
The policy on compulsory social insurance for foreign workers was introduced in Vietnam for the first time in October last year under Government Decree 143 of 2018. Dinh Huy Hung, Deputy Director of the Premium Collection Department under the Vietnam Social Security (VSS), talks with the Doi Song & Phap Luat newspaper about initial results of the new policy.
Citizens are more satisfied with public services but concerned about environment poverty and corruption: 2018 PAPI Report Citizens are more satisfied with public services but concerned about environment, poverty and corruption: 2018 PAPI Report
This article presents a snapshot of key findings from the 2018 Vietnam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) research project.
Country seeks to make better use of its resources Country seeks to make better use of its resources
On January 15, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong signed Resolution 39-NQ/TW to enhance the efficiency of management, exploitation and use of the economy’s resources. In an exclusive interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency, Director General of the General Statistics Office of Vietnam Nguyen Bich Lam talks about what the country needs to do to optimize its resources for promoting national development.
IP activities need to improve for the countrys development and international integration IP activities need to improve for the country’s development and international integration
Against the backdrop of rapid development of science and technology, intellectual property (IP) has become one of powerful tools for countries to raise the competitiveness of their businesses and national economies. As for Vietnam, it is a must to increase the effectiveness of IP activities to seize opportunities and overcome challenges facing the country in the course of national development and international integration.
New laws going into effect in January 2019 New laws going into effect in January 2019
These include the Law on Forestry, the Planning Law, the Law on Cyber Security, the Law on Fisheries, the Law on National Defense, among others.

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