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Sunday, October 22, 2017
Tags: policies
New Railway Law New Railway Law
Coming into force from July next year, the 2017 Railway Law, passed by the National Assembly in June, prescribes railway infrastructure planning, investment, construction, protection, management, maintenance and development. It also stipulates railway industry and railway business.
Party Central Committee wraps up sixth plenum Party Central Committee wraps up sixth plenum
The 12th Party Central Committee wrapped up its sixth plenum in Hanoi on October 11 after seven working days in a serious, democratic and responsible manner.
Amending policies and laws to speed up land accumulation Amending policies and laws to speed up land accumulation
Land accumulation and consolidation aim at increasing agricultural production efficiency through expansion of production scope, sci-tech application and formation of specialized farming zones to develop a market-driven hi-tech agriculture.
Social network management in the coming time Social network management in the coming time
The current number of social network users in Vietnam is estimated at about 35 million, accounting for 37 percent of the entire population, with the average daily time they spend on social networks reaching two hours and 18 minutes. Besides their positive aspects, social networks pose not a few challenges directly affecting the social environment and community interests, even national security. Therefore, seeking appropriate solutions to managing social networks in the new situation which conform with international practices and suit the particular conditions of Vietnam, thus turning challenges into opportunities, is one of the top priorities of the country today.
NA Standing Committee urges passage of Planning Law NA Standing Committee urges passage of Planning Law
If the Planning Law is not passed at the upcoming sitting of the National Assembly (NA), many opportunities would be missed, said NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan at the 14th session of the NA Standing Committee that took place from September 11-20.
Guarantee of human rights under the new Penal Code Guarantee of human rights under the new Penal Code
Under the recent universal periodic review, the United Nations Human Rights Council has appreciated the achievements recorded by Vietnam in realizing its commitments on human rights. It has also made hundreds of recommendations for Vietnam to better protect and guarantee human rights, 182 of which are accepted by the country. In criminal justice, 17 recommendations of the UNHRC are directly related to the formulation and revision of the 2015 Penal Code.
Decision No. 1191/QD-TTg of August 14 2017 Decision No. 1191/QD-TTg of August 14, 2017
approving the bond market development roadmap during 2017-2020, with a vision toward 2030
Vietnam elected WIPO General Assembly Chairman Vietnam elected WIPO General Assembly Chairman
Ambassador Duong Chi Dung, head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, World Trade Organization and other international organizations in Geneva, has been elected Chairman of the World Intellectual Property Organization General Assembly for 2018-2019.
Stricter rules for mineral management and mining Stricter rules for mineral management and mining
Experts proposed to revise a number of provisions of the Mineral Law for stricter and more effective management of mineral activities, heard a recent workshop in Hanoi.
Ben Tre province: a shining pearl in southwestern region Ben Tre province: a shining pearl in southwestern region
Ben Tre is famous for not only coconut trees but also Cai Mon orchard village in Vinh Thanh commune, Cho Lach district, which is considered the “kingdom of bonsai trees” in the country and the cradle of fruit trees in the south. Its bonsai trees have been exported to the RoK, China and Taiwan.

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