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Official Gazette

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Hundreds of foreigners apply for e-visas Hundreds of foreigners apply for e-visas
As many as 490 foreigners have registered for electronic visas to enter Vietnam, 210 of whom have been issued with their visas, after the first week of the e-visa pilot scheme, the Ministry of Public Security’s Department of Immigration has said.
Social housing development high on government agenda Social housing development high on government agenda
The Prime Minister on January 25 signed a directive asking related ministries, sectors and localities to accelerate the development of social houses.
Information provision to the press to be made regularly Information provision to the press to be made regularly
Every month, ministries, sectors and localities will update on their websites information on their operations and on issues in the fields or areas under the management.
Govt. okays betting business Govt. okays betting business
From March 31, the betting business will be legalized in Vietnam on a pilot basis, following the issuance of the Government Decree No. 06/2017/ND-CP on conditions for horse racing, dog racing and international football betting business.
Decree specifies procedures for grant of e-visas Decree specifies procedures for grant of e-visas
In an effort to attract more foreign visitors to the country, the Government on January 25 issued Decree No. 07/2017/ND-CP, guiding the pilot implementation of an e-visa scheme for visitors from 40 countries.
Vietnam OKs casino gambling for locals on three-year trial Vietnam OKs casino gambling for locals on three-year trial
From March 15, Vietnamese citizens who are aged full 21 years or older and earn a monthly income of at least VND 10 million will be allowed to hedge bets in casinos, according to Government Decree No. 03 dated January 16, 2017.
Legal documents issued from January 9 thru 15 Legal documents issued from January 9 thru 15
From January 9 thru 15, five legal documents were issued.
Legal documents issued from January 2 thru 8 Legal documents issued from January 2 thru 8
From January 2 thru 8, four legal documents were issued.
Government okays compensation for land users without red book Government okays compensation for land users without “red book”
From March 3, land users who have paid land use levy for land allocated ultra vires before October 15, 1993, may receive full compensation when the State recovers such land.
Government keen on reducing cash payment Government keen on reducing cash payment
Vietnam will strive to cut down the proportion of cash in the total payment instruments to lower than 10% by the end of 2020.

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