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Official Gazette

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Passengers on delayed flights to receive free drink and food Passengers on delayed flights to receive free drink and food
If their flights are delayed or cancelled, passengers will be provided with free drink, food and, in case of long delay, accommodation, according to a circular recently issued by the Ministry of Transport.
Target program on sustainable aquaculture development approved Target program on sustainable aquaculture development approved
The average aquatic product export value will annually increase by 6 percent to reach USD 8-9 billion by 2020, under Decision 1434/QD-TTg which was approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on September 22.
Protection of world heritages in Vietnam decreed Protection of world heritages in Vietnam decreed
From November 10, world cultural and natural heritage sites in Vietnam will be protected like class-I national historical-cultural sites and tourist attraction sites in accordance with the Law on Cultural Heritages.
Tightened control over on-lent ODA and concessional loans for localities Tightened control over on-lent ODA and concessional loans for localities
The Prime Minister has recently requested local authorities to use foreign loans for development investment projects only, not for payment of local regular expenses, under Directive 37/CT-TTg.
Liquor trading conditions to be stiffened Liquor trading conditions to be stiffened
Liquor products for sale at home and imported liquors will be required to have stamps and labels on their packages, except for manually produced liquor products sold to enterprises with industrial liquor production licenses for further processing.
Ministry tightens control over publication of children-related contents Ministry tightens control over publication of children-related contents
Television or radio broadcasts, print press and online press will have to give warnings about or viewer discretion advice for broadcast or publication contents not suitable to children from October 1.
Roadmap drawn up to develop the bond market Roadmap drawn up to develop the bond market
The balance of the bond market will reach 45 percent of GDP by 2020, with the government bond, government-guaranteed bond and municipal bond balance equaling 38 percent and the corporate bond balance mounting to 7 percent of GDP.
PM resolves to heighten the competitiveness of exports by 2030 PM resolves to heighten the competitiveness of exports by 2030
Agricultural and aquatic products will continue to be regarded as key exports of the country, according to Prime Minister Decision 1137/QD-TTg dated August 3, approving the scheme on improving the competitiveness of Vietnam’s exports by 2020, with orientations toward 2030.
Govt sets financial regimes for credit institutions Gov’t sets financial regimes for credit institutions
Credit institutions and foreign bank branches have autonomy in finance and must take responsibility for their business activities and fulfill their obligations and commitments as prescribed by law.
Twenty categories of goods services placed under state monopoly Twenty categories of goods, services placed under state monopoly
The State will hold monopoly over 20 categories of goods and services such as gold bar production, lottery ticket and postage stamp issuance.

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