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Official Gazette

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Tags: Ho Chi Minh City
Maternity leave for foreign female employees Maternity leave for foreign female employees
As a female worker in Vietnam, am I entitled to a six-month maternity leave under Vietnamese law? Do employers pay any salary during the maternity leave? Is my employer obliged to keep me as an employee and give me back my job after the maternity leave? Can my husband also take a paternity leave when I give birth?
Khanh Hoa province seeks ways to boost marine economy Khanh Hoa province seeks ways to boost marine economy
“Khanh Hoa is a province with a special and essential position in the southern central coastal region in particular and the country in general,” said Chairman of the National Assembly’s National Defense and Security Committee Vo Trong Viet, suggesting the province combine the sea-based growth strategy with national defense and security maintenance.
National Assembly adopts key national policies National Assembly adopts key national policies
The National Assembly passed six laws that would influence national development in different fields, said NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan at the closing meeting of the NA’s fourth session that concluded on November 24 after 26 working days.
Ho Chi Minh City starts to build itself into a smart city Ho Chi Minh City starts to build itself into a smart city
Ho Chi Minh City will become the first-ever smart city in Vietnam in 2020, according to a scheme announced by the municipal People’s Committee on November 26.
APEC 2017 creates new momentum for Vietnams deeper global integration APEC 2017 creates new momentum for Vietnam’s deeper global integration
The successful organization of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum 2017 creates a new milestone in the process of international integration of Vietnam and demonstrates the country’s strategic vision toward the region, President Tran Dai Quang said at a ceremony to review the APEC Year 2017 in Hanoi on November 27.
Authorities set to crack down on fake ginseng Authorities set to crack down on fake ginseng
The Ministry of Science and Technology is working on a plan to do away with products counterfeiting Ngoc Linh ginseng (Panax vietnamensis or Vietnamese ginseng) which are seriously hurting the value and brand of this national product.
Current local administration system in Vietnam Current local administration system in Vietnam
This article highlights the new, important provisions of the 2013 Constitution and the 2015 Law on Organization of Local Administration regarding the organization and operation of the current local administration system in Vietnam.
Improving the legal system is lawyers own need Improving the legal system is lawyers’ own need
On the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the Traditional Day of Vietnamese lawyers (October 10, 1945-2017), lawyer Phan Trung Hoai, Vice President of the Vietnam Bar Association, shared his opinion on this issue with Phap Luat Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh (Ho Chi Minh City Law newspaper).
NA to pass Planning Law at year-end session NA to pass Planning Law at year-end session
At the National Assembly’s fourth session, slated to last 26 days from October 23 to November 24, legislators are expected to pass six draft laws and a dozen of draft resolutions and debate nine draft laws.
Finance Ministry proposal to tax transfer of land use rights receives negative response Finance Ministry proposal to tax transfer of land use rights receives negative response
The Ministry of Finance has recently proposed the imposition of value-added tax on the transfer of land use rights under the revised Law on Value-Added Tax.

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