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Official Gazette

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Conditions for operation of foreign cultural centers to be tightened Conditions for operation of foreign cultural centers to be tightened
Foreign cultural centers operating in Vietnam would have to observe Vietnamese laws as well as the country’s customs, practices and culture, according to a draft decree, recently revealed by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to replace Decree No. 18 issued in 2001.
Customer information at banks to be better protected Customer information at banks to be better protected
Information of customers of credit institutions and foreign bank branches would be more secure if a draft decree recently proposed by the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) to replace Decree No. 70 issued in 2000 is approved.
Draft decree paves way for foreign investment in education Draft decree paves way for foreign investment in education
The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) recently revealed a draft decree on foreign cooperation and investment in education, providing a clearer legal framework to lure more foreign investment in this sector.
Ministry proposes plan for sustainable use of Vietnams sea Ministry proposes plan for sustainable use of Vietnam’s sea
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has recently introduced a draft master plan on use of Vietnam’s sea through 2035 and its implementation plan for the 2017-25 period, aiming to coordinate sea-based sustainable socio-economic activities in line with the overall management of marine and island resources and environment.
Draft law proposes irrigation service pricing mechanism Draft law proposes irrigation service pricing mechanism
Market-based irrigation service pricing mechanism would be applied to encourage the economical and efficient use of water resources, according to a draft Law on Irrigation, recently released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
State monopoly to be retained over twenty categories of goods services State monopoly to be retained over twenty categories of goods, services
The State would hold monopoly in 20 categories of goods and services, according to a draft decree recently revealed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Draft rule aims to better manage internet banking service providers Draft rule aims to better manage internet banking service providers
Information technology infrastructure facilities and equipment used for the internet banking service provision would be required to be copyrighted and of clear origin, according to a draft circular recently released by the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV).
Draft circular details PPP investment in health sector Draft circular details PPP investment in health sector
The Ministry of Health (MOH) is working on the second draft of a circular guiding investment in the form of public-private partnership (PPP) in the health sector with investment models expected to suit Vietnam’s practical conditions.
Control over river sand gravel exploitation to be tightened Control over river sand, gravel exploitation to be tightened
Provincial-level Natural Resources and Environment Departments would have to complete the zoning off of river areas where the exploitation of sand, gravel and other minerals would be banned or suspended in the next five years.
Draft law tightens management of public assets Draft law tightens management of public assets
The revised draft Law on Management and Use of State Property aims to serve as a legal foundation for tight management and efficient use of public assets, and prevent loss, waste and corruption, according to Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung.

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