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Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Tags: natural resources and environment
Environmental protection assessment by foreign-invested enterprises Environmental protection assessment by foreign-invested enterprises
Managing Director of ASL LAW Pham Duy Khuong replies to a reader's queries regarding environmental impact assessment.
Financing projects in industrial zones: a view from practice Financing projects in industrial zones: a view from practice
Industrial zones have become a popular investment destination for foreign businesses. It is common now in practice to finance projects carried out in industrial zones and/or to take security over real estate located in those industrial zones. However, since the legal framework on lease of land in industrial zones remains complicated and has its limitations, such financing may turn risky for credit institutions in certain circumstances and at some stages. This article tries to present some legal aspects of extension of credit secured by real estate in industrial zones and suggest how to manage legal risks for credit institutions.
Government determines to substantially improve business environment Government determines to substantially improve business environment
In the coming time, Vietnam’s investment and business environment will be substantially improved in a bid to further raise the country’s competitiveness, according to Government Resolution 02 inked by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on the first day of 2020.
Imported scraps to be managed synchronously Imported scraps to be managed synchronously
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on December 19 issued Decision 35/2019/QD-TTg to promulgate the regulation on interdisciplinary coordination in the management of scrap import.
How to shape a legal framework for the condotel market How to shape a legal framework for the condotel market
The case of Cocobay stirs concerns about the future of condotel complexes, a type of property projects which has been mushrooming all over the country in the past few years. It also gives rise to an urgent need to shape a legal framework for condotel development, ownership and management which would facilitate the operation of real estate developers and investors as well as state management work of authorities.
Nation to free tourist areas from plastic wastes Nation to free tourist areas from plastic wastes
Vietnam’s plastic waste discharged into the sea will be reduced by 75 percent by 2030. At the same time, the use of disposable plastic products in coastal tourist attractions and resorts as well as the disposal of used fishing nets into the sea will be totally stopped by that year.
VN needs to become low-carbon economy to serve Paris Agreement: experts VN needs to become low-carbon economy to serve Paris Agreement: experts
Vietnam must continue to take “concrete climate actions” to become a low-carbon economy and comply with the global Paris Agreement, a workshop heard in Ho Chi Minh City on January 7.
Law on Environmental Protection to be revised for sustainable development Law on Environmental Protection to be revised for sustainable development
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has proposed a draft law revising the 2014 Law on Environment Protection which is expected to reduce administrative procedures without affecting the environmental protection management, and add provisions on environmental protection associated with sustainable development.
Legislation on environmental protection tax - limitations and solutions for improvement Legislation on environmental protection tax - limitations and solutions for improvement
The 2010 Law on Environmental Protection Tax and guiding documents have provided an important economic instrument in protecting the environment in Vietnam. However, being the first of its kind, this Law still reveals some limitations affecting its effectiveness. This article highlights the loopholes related to the tax bases and proposes solutions for improvement.
Condotel property market in urgent need of new regulations standards Condotel property market in urgent need of new regulations, standards
A legal framework covering condotel properties is urgently needed to protect the rights of both developers and buyers and to ensure sustainable development.

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