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Official Gazette

Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Fifth session of 14th National Assembly opens in Hanoi Fifth session of 14th National Assembly opens in Hanoi
The fifth session of the 14th National Assembly opened in Hanoi on May 21, with eight draft laws and one draft resolution expected to be passed during the event which will last for 20 working days.
Official Gazette issues Nos 16-19/2018 published on May 16 2018

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

Law on Public Debt Management Law on Public Debt Management
Coming into force from July this year, the 2017 Law on Public Debt Management (the Law) is expected to improve and tighten the management of public debts.
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).
Official Gazette issues Nos 13-15/2018 published on May 10 2018) Official Gazette issues Nos 13-15/2018, published on May 10, 2018)
Salary reforms to boost transparency Salary reforms to boost transparency
Nguyen Quang Dung, Director General of the Department of Salary Affairs under the Ministry of Home Affairs, speaks to Vietnam News Agency about proposed changes in the future wage system. The proposals will be discussed at the Party Central Committee’s meeting, which opens on May 7 in Hanoi.
Vietnam extends visa waiver for three years Vietnam extends visa waiver for three years
Tourists from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and Italy will continue to be exempted from visa until June 2021, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a Government meeting on May 3.
Phu Tho province: the birthplace of the Nation Phu Tho province: the birthplace of the Nation
As a northern midland province, Phu Tho borders Tuyen Quang and Yen Bai provinces to the north, Hanoi to the south, Son La and Hoa Binh provinces to the west and Vinh Phuc province to east. The province has a natural area of around 3,530 square kilometers and a population of 1.37 million.
New Criminal Procedure Code better protects human rights New Criminal Procedure Code better protects human rights
Though promulgated in 2015, the new Criminal Procedure Code took effect on January 1, 2018, like the 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017). This article browses specific changes in the Code designed to better protect human rights and citizens’ rights in criminal proceedings
New law expected to boost development of SMEs New law expected to boost development of SMEs
The Law on Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises was passed by the National Assembly last year in a hope to facilitate the formulation of comprehensive support policies and programs for these subjects. This article highlights novel points of the Law.

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