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Monday, October 21, 2019
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Amendments to insurance intellectual property laws to be passed in May Amendments to insurance, intellectual property laws to be passed in May
The National Assembly Standing Committee has issued Resolution 684 to add the draft law revising the insurance and intellectual property laws into the 2019 law- and ordinance-making program.
Thua Thien Hue province - ideal destination for investment Thua Thien Hue province - ideal destination for investment
Thua Thien Hue is renowned for beautiful pristine beaches and five UNESCO-recognized heritages. They are the Complex of Hue Monuments - a complex of palaces, ancient tombs, temples and shrines - recognized as a world heritage site in 1993; nha nhac (Hue royal court music), recognized as an oral and intangible heritage in 2003; moc ban (wood blocks) and chau ban (royal records) of the Nguyen dynasty, recognized as the world documentary heritage in the Memory of the World Program; the imperial archives of the Nguyen dynasty, recognized as a UNESCO Memory of the World Program in 2017.
Bac Lieu province calls for foreign investment in green-growth sectors Bac Lieu province calls for foreign investment in green-growth sectors
Bac Lieu province is well-known as the cradle of “don ca tai tu” (southern folk music and songs), the musical art of southern Vietnam recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage, and for the song “Da co hoai lang” (Night drumbeats for the absent husband) that was composed in 1919 by Cao Van Lau, a native of the province, and tells of the love, anguish and pride of a young woman who awaits her husband’s return from the battlefield as she listens to the sounds of war drums.
Offshore waste disposal laws need improving: experts Offshore waste disposal laws need improving: experts
Vietnam’s laws on waste disposal at sea put the marine ecosystem, aquatic resources and people’s livelihoods under severe threat, according to experts.
Electronic visa scheme extended Electronic visa scheme extended
The pilot program on issuance of electronic visas to foreigners will be extended for two more years, starting from February 1, 2019.
Cao Bang: a fairy land for tourists Cao Bang: a fairy land for tourists
With beautiful mountain landscapes, sparkling terraced rice fields and ethnic villages, Cao Bang has been named among top five unique treks in Southeast Asia by Singapore’s Skyscanner website. The province is well-known for the UNESCO-recognized Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark with a number of famous cultural and historical relics, including the Ban Gioc waterfalls - one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country, the special national historical site of Pac Bo cave where late President Ho Chi Minh used to live and work during the resistance war against the French colonialists, Lenin stream, Thang Hen lake, Ky Rang cave and Phja Oac-Phja Den national park.
Revised Labor Code expected to better protect laborers rights Revised Labor Code expected to better protect laborers’ rights
The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs is still working on draft amendments to the 2012 Labor Code, focusing on such issues as the Code’s governing scope, wage and overtime working hours, special labor, establishment of industrial relations, and unscheduled inspection.
Lawmakers approve continued pilot e-visa issuance for foreigners Lawmakers approve continued pilot e-visa issuance for foreigners
The National Assembly Standing Committee has decided to extend the pilot e-visa program for foreign visitors to Vietnam by another two years during its 28th session on October 15-17 in Hanoi.
Scrap paper should be treated properly not banned Scrap paper should be treated properly, not banned
Vietnam should have proper management policies on import and treatment of waste paper, according to a seminar held by The Vietnam Pulp and Paper Association (VPPA) and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) on October 16 in Hanoi.
Lam Dong: a future agriculture hub in Southeast Asia Lam Dong: a future agriculture hub in Southeast Asia
Located on three plateaus of altitude of between 800m and 1,000m above sea level and in the upper reaches of Da Dang, La Nga and Da Nhim rivers, Lam Dong province boasts big potential of minerals and perennial industrial plants, forestry, tourism, services and livestock breeding.

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