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Official Gazette

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Tags: draft
Central bank wants to promote mobile payment Central bank wants to promote mobile payment
In Vietnam today, the term “fintech - financial technology” has become more and more popular. Particularly in the field of intermediary payment services, there has been a tremendous increase in the number of e-payments, especially mobile payments via e-wallets, over the past few years. Let’s examine the situation of the mobile payment sector as well as measures to be taken by state authorities to facilitate business operations while ensuring payment security and safety.
Streamlining the government apparatus: A job to be done in a determined manner Streamlining the government apparatus: A job to be done in a determined manner
The National Assembly on June 10 discussed the draft law revising a number of articles of the Law on Organization of the Government and the Law on Organization of Local Administrations. Associate Professor Dr. Le Minh Thong, who is an assistant to National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, talks with the media on some issues of public concern relating to the reorganization of the government apparatus.
13th ADMM issues declaration on sustainable security 13th ADMM issues declaration on sustainable security
Minister of National Defense Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich attended the 13th ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) in Bangkok, Thailand on July 11, which ended with a joint declaration on sustainable security.
Financial support for foreign trade promotion activities expected Financial support for foreign trade promotion activities expected
The Ministry of Industry and Trade is working on a circular guiding the implementation of the national program on promotion for foreign trade development, proposing that the State provide financial support to cover all expenses for organization of stands in international exhibitions and trade fairs.
Public procurement rules enacted for CPTPP implementation Public procurement rules enacted for CPTPP implementation
Procurement agencies would have to provide equal treatment for goods, services and contractors from all member states of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) as they do for Vietnamese contractors.
Digital data sharing among state agencies proposed Digital data sharing among state agencies proposed
State agencies would have to share digital data with one another to facilitate their operations and serve the people and enterprises, according to the second draft decree prepared by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) on the management, connection and sharing of digital data among state agencies.
Stricter rules on personal realty loans Stricter rules on personal realty loans
Banks would increase the risk ratio to 150 percent, three times higher than the present level, for persons who ask for loans to meet their living needs and have an outstanding principal amount worth over VND 3 billion (USD 130,000).
PM concludes Japan trip PM concludes Japan trip
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his entourage arrived in Hanoi on June 2 early morning, concluding his trip to attend the 14th G20 Summit in Japan and his visit to the country at the invitation of host Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
E-Cabinet system makes debut E-Cabinet system makes debut
An information system to manage the meetings and paperwork of the Government was put into operation on June 24. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired the first e-Cabinet meeting via the system.
Revising the Labor Codes provisions on wages: Does minimum wage mean living wage? Revising the Labor Code’s provisions on wages: Does minimum wage mean living wage?
The draft revised Labor Code, which is expected to be passed by the National Assembly this October, contains several noteworthy amendments to the current regulations on wages.

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