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Official Gazette

Monday, February 27, 2017
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.
SBV aims for more transparency in consumer lending SBV aims for more transparency in consumer lending
The State Bank of Vietnam has recently revealed a draft circular guiding consumer lending activities of finance companies, which is expected to improve transparency in consumer lending, thus better protecting borrowers.
Thrift practice and waste combat plan devised for next five years Thrift practice and waste combat plan devised for next five years
With a view to tightening the management of state budget collection and spending, the Ministry of Finance has, in coordination with related ministries and sectors, elaborated a draft program on thrift practice and waste combat for the 2016-20 period.
Foreign trade activities must be in line with international commitments: lawmakers Foreign trade activities must be in line with international commitments: lawmakers
Majority of National Assembly deputies agree with the necessity of the Law on Foreign Trade Management with a view to strengthening state management tools for foreign trade activities, and ensuring effectiveness and transparency of foreign trade in line with international commitments.

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