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Official Gazette

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Decree to speed up SOE equitization Decree to speed up SOE equitization
With a view to removing existing obstacles to accelerate the equitization of state-owned enterprises, the Government on November 22 issued a new decree on transformation of SOEs into joint-stock companies.
Ho Chi Minh City starts to build itself into a smart city Ho Chi Minh City starts to build itself into a smart city
Ho Chi Minh City will become the first-ever smart city in Vietnam in 2020, according to a scheme announced by the municipal People’s Committee on November 26.
Vietnam will spend trillions dong on tourist infrastructure Vietnam will spend trillions dong on tourist infrastructure
With a view to turning tourism into a spearhead industry, the Prime Minister on November 23 issued Decision 1831 approving the program on development of tourist infrastructure in the 2016-20 period.
Hanoi sets 2018 socio-economic development goals Hanoi sets 2018 socio-economic development goals
In 2018, Hanoi will drastically improve its investment and business environment and facilitate innovation and startup initiatives to develop enterprises and boost economic growth.
Banks asked to further develop mobile payment Banks asked to further develop mobile payment
By 2020, at least 300,000 point-of-sale machines will be installed with the number of transactions reaching around 200 million per year.
Numerous tasks laid down for better business environment Numerous tasks laid down for better business environment
Ministries and sectors will further review current regulations so as to cut the number of existing business conditions and administrative procedures by one-third or, if possible, by half.
PM urges more effective FTA implementation PM urges more effective FTA implementation
Under Directive 38/CT-TTg, Prime Minister asks the Inter-sectoral Steering Committee for Economic Integration to actively direct the implementation of Party Resolution 06-NQ/TW on effective implementation of the international economic integration process and maintenance of socio-political stability as Vietnam joins new-generation FTAs.
First-ever regulation on personnel rotation issued First-ever regulation on personnel rotation issued
With a view to reducing personnel redundancy and ensuring administrative leadership in disadvantaged areas, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on October 7 inked the first-ever regulation on personnel.
New requirements set for declaration of imported chemicals New requirements set for declaration of imported chemicals
The Prime Minister issued on October 9 Decree No. 113/2017/ND-CP to remove 46 conditions on chemical production, storage and trading with a view to implementing more facilitative policies for enterprises engaged in chemical trading and concurrently helping functional agencies manage more strictly chemical production and trading activities.
Management of liquefied petroleum gas trading to be tightened Management of liquefied petroleum gas trading to be tightened
The Minister of Industry and Trade recently requests intensification of the inspection and handling of violators in liquefied petroleum gas trading.

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