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Official Gazette

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Tags: assembly
Foreign internet service providers must set up offices in Vietnam: draft law Foreign internet service providers must set up offices in Vietnam: draft law
Foreign businesses providing telecommunications and internet services in Vietnam would have to set up their head offices or representative offices in the country when the number of local service users reaches 10,000 or at the request of the Vietnamese Government.
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.
Draft law on topography and cartography Draft law on topography and cartography
The State would further mobilize resources for development of topographic and cartographic services, encouraging organizations and individuals to invest in the application of geographical information systems.
Qamp;A session a winner: NA leader Q&A session a winner: NA leader
Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Chairwoman of the National Assembly, speaks to Vietnam News Agency about the important tasks for Vietnamese lawmakers in 2018.
Draft Law on special zones offers maximum incentives Draft Law on special zones offers maximum incentives
Vietnam will have three special administrative-economic units, namely Van Don (Quang Ninh), North Van Phong (Khanh Hoa) and Phu Quoc (Kien Giang), once a draft law on administrative-economic units is passed by the National Assembly.
Control and handling of corrupt acts in the private sector through accountability mechanism Control and handling of corrupt acts in the private sector through accountability mechanism
Corruption in the non-state business sector happens when someone takes advantage of his/her position in his/her enterprise for the sake of his/her personal gains. In Vietnam, the 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017) has broadened the scope of corrupt acts to include corruption occurred in the private sector. Specifically, persons with high positions and/or powers in a non-state enterprise or organization will be liable for the following criminal acts: embezzlement, receiving bribes, giving bribes and bribery brokerage. However, in order to effectively prevent and combat corruption in the private sector, holding persons committing corrupt acts liable is not sufficient enough.
Anti-corruption law focuses on prevention measures Anti-corruption law focuses on prevention measures
The new Anti-Corruption Law aims to create mechanisms to prevent and combat corruption in a proactive and comprehensive manner so that state officials dare not and cannot commit corrupt acts.
APPF-26 Hanoi Declaration sets new vision for parliamentary ties APPF-26 Hanoi Declaration sets new vision for parliamentary ties
The 26th annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) from January 18-21 adopted the Hanoi Declaration, setting forth a new vision for Asia-Pacific parliamentary partnership.
Retirement age to rise in 2021 Retirement age to rise in 2021
The retirement age in Vietnam, currently 60 for men and 55 for women, may be gradually raised to 62 and 60, respectively, beginning in January 2021, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) proposed.
Parliamentarians prepare for meeting Parliamentarians prepare for meeting
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on January 8 chaired a meeting to review the preparation of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26).

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