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Official Gazette

Monday, July 16, 2018
Public criticisms are welcomed but must comply with law Public criticisms are welcomed but must comply with law
The Binh Thuan province’s Public Security Department on June 18 decided to initiate criminal cases against acts of causing public disorder, destroying property and resisting on-duty persons occurring in Phan Ri Cua township of Tuy Phong district, Phan Ri Thanh commune of Bac Binh district, and Phan Thiet city.
Proposal to increase retirement age gets green light Proposal to increase retirement age gets green light
The retirement age of Vietnamese laborers, which is currently 60 for men and 55 for women, will be increased, according to a resolution on social insurance policy reform adopted this month by the Party Central Committee at its seventh plenum.
Ministry proposes merger of provincial departments Ministry proposes merger of provincial departments
Many provincial departments could be consolidated or merged in keeping with the Government’s determination to streamline the administrative apparatus, according to a draft decree unveiled this month by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA).
Vietnamese women still face numerous barriers to employment Vietnamese women still face numerous barriers to employment
Around 72 percent of Vietnamese women have joined the workforce, bringing the country to the group of nations with highest percentages of women in the labor pool. Despite their great contributions to the national economy, women still face numerous barriers to employment equality.
Legality of cryptocurrencies in Vietnam remains unclear Legality of cryptocurrencies in Vietnam remains unclear
Bitcoin and other similar virtual currencies like ethereum, ripple and litecoin have become a hot topic among investors. But let’s set aside the worries and excitement and ask a question: are cryptocurrencies lawful in Vietnam?
No more household registration books: a move to reduce administrative burden No more household registration books: a move to reduce administrative burden
The household registration book or so ho khau in Vietnamese will soon become a relic of the past as the Government has resolved to simplify administrative procedures related to residence management.
Authorities set to crack down on fake ginseng Authorities set to crack down on fake ginseng
The Ministry of Science and Technology is working on a plan to do away with products counterfeiting Ngoc Linh ginseng (Panax vietnamensis or Vietnamese ginseng) which are seriously hurting the value and brand of this national product.
Government gets tough on BOT projects Government gets tough on BOT projects
The Government has ordered strict handling of violations in the implementation of Build-Operate-Transfer transport projects amid public rage over unreasonable toll booths and high fees.
PM urges removal of business barriers PM urges removal of business barriers
At the cabinet meeting on lawmaking held on August 22, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc again asked ministries to quickly remove unreasonable or unnecessary business conditions which are costing enterprises dearly and seriously hurting the Government’s efforts to improve the business environment.
Why gender imbalance continues to grow? Why gender imbalance continues to grow?
Despite an official ban on selection of sex at birth, ultrasonic and abortion services have been provided for this purpose without being sanctioned since it was difficult to detect violations.

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