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Official Gazette

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Tags: environmental protection
Official Gazette issues Nos 16-19/2018 released on May 16 2018

Official Gazette issues Nos 16-19/2018, released on May 16, 2018

Vietnams actions to fight against illegal fishing Vietnam’s actions to fight against illegal fishing
Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing has had negative impacts on the coastal countries, including Vietnam. The author reviews the situation of IUU fishing in the region and recommends legal and practical actions to fight this problem in response to the EU’s warning against Vietnam’s fisheries products imported to the Union.
Governance weaker than public service delivery: The 2017 PAPI shows Governance weaker than public service delivery: The 2017 PAPI shows
Nine years after the first pilot and seven years after the first nationwide implementation, PAPI has become an increasingly reliable and trusted source of data on how well local governments in Vietnam perform in the eyes of citizens.
Party sets industrial development goals for 2030 Party sets industrial development goals for 2030
By 2030, Vietnam will accomplish its industrialization and modernization, basically becoming a modernity-oriented industrialized country among the top three ASEAN countries in industry, with some of its industries being globally competitive and deeply participating in the global value chain.
Lawmakers prepare for NAs fifth meeting Lawmakers prepare for NA’s fifth meeting
The fifth session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) will open on May 21 and last 19 working days, making it the shortest session in the last decade, said NA General Secretary Nguyen Hanh Phuc at the 23rd meeting of the NA’s Standing Committee that took place in Hanoi from April 10-17.
Legislators recommend crop subsidy for difficulty-hit farmers Legislators recommend crop subsidy for difficulty-hit farmers
Members of the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on April 13 discussed the draft Law on Crop Production, focusing on the Government’s responsibility should planning fail and farmers become out of pocket.
Environmental disputes in Vietnam: case studies from distributive and procedural justice perspectives Environmental disputes in Vietnam: case studies from distributive and procedural justice perspectives
Vietnam’s impressive industrialization and associated reduction in poverty has come at a high cost to the natural environment. According to the Environmental Performance Index, in 2016 Vietnam ranked in the top 10 countries with the worst air quality (Hsu A. et al., 2016).
Forestry Law to boost sustainable forest economy Forestry Law to boost sustainable forest economy
Composed of 108 articles arranged in 12 chapters, the Law on Forestry (the Law), which was passed in November last year, regulates the management, protection, development and exploitation of forests, along with the processing and trade of forest products.
Handling enterprises environmental violations in Vietnam: current situation and suggested solutions for better management Handling enterprises’ environmental violations in Vietnam: current situation and suggested solutions for better management
In recent years, the number of environmental violations committed by legal persons has been on the rise in Vietnam including the cases of Vedan, Sonadezi, Nicotex Thanh Thai, Hao Duong Leather Corporation, Tung Kuang Company, and the most recently the case of Formosa Steel Ha Tinh Company in 2016.
Justice sector seeks to improve legislation Justice sector seeks to improve legislation
At the arrival of New Year 2018, Deputy Minister of Justice Phan Chi Hieu grants an interview to Vietnam Law and Legal Forum on the Government’s legislative work and the Ministry’s key tasks in 2018.