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Monday, July 13, 2020
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COVID-19: The right time for revising wildlife trade and consumption policy COVID-19: The right time for revising wildlife trade and consumption policy
The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is killing thousands of people globally and causing major impacts to livelihoods, society, and economies across the world. COVID-19 is understood to have originated in wildlife, most probably in a market selling live wildlife in China[1]. The conditions that lead to the emergence and transmission of these zoonotic pathogens to humans are also prevalent in Vietnam. It’s time to change the current approach to regulating the trading and use of live wildlife for the wellbeing and survival of all on this planet.
Validity of liquidated damages clause under Vietnams Law Validity of liquidated damages clause under Vietnam’s Law
Liquidated damages is one of the important remedies that are widely known in various types of contracts. However, the validity of liquidated damages clause is still an uncertain thing under Vietnam’s law, giving rise to a number of disputes over this clause when being applied in Vietnam.
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.
Draft law suggests two mechanisms to ensure feasibility of PPP projects Draft law suggests two mechanisms to ensure feasibility of PPP projects
The Government has submitted to the National Assembly the latest draft law on public-private partnership, proposing two mechanisms to ensure the feasibility of PPP projects.
NA deputies discuss overtime working NA deputies discuss overtime working
The National Assembly Committee of Social Affairs opened its plenary session in Hanoi on October 2 discussing the revised Labor Code.
Working time and overtime regulations remain controversial Working time and overtime regulations remain controversial
The draft amended Labor Code is expected to be submitted to the National Assembly at its upcoming session this October. However, for the time being, opinions remain divergent on a number of issues such as shortening of working time and increase of the maximum overtime.
PAPI: trends in citizens expectations over the last 10 years and implications for future PAPI: trends in citizens’ expectations over the last 10 years and implications for future
This paper presents key analysis and findings about citizens’ perception of and experiences with governance and public administration performance over the past decade through the Vietnam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index surveys from 2011-18, which were largely informed by the priorities and orientations set forth in the 2011-20 socio-economic development strategy.
Central bank wants to promote mobile payment Central bank wants to promote mobile payment
In Vietnam today, the term “fintech - financial technology” has become more and more popular. Particularly in the field of intermediary payment services, there has been a tremendous increase in the number of e-payments, especially mobile payments via e-wallets, over the past few years. Let’s examine the situation of the mobile payment sector as well as measures to be taken by state authorities to facilitate business operations while ensuring payment security and safety.
Draft law aims at luring more investors in PPP projects Draft law aims at luring more investors in PPP projects
The Ministry of Planning and Investment is working on a draft law on investment in the form of public-private partnership, requiring PPP projects to have the total investment of at least VND 200 billion (USD 8.8 million).
Poverty and economic inequality from Vietnamese citizens perspective in 2018 Poverty and economic inequality from Vietnamese citizens’ perspective in 2018
This article presents findings from the questions about issues of greatest concern for citizens in 2018, as part of the 2018 Vietnam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) Report, which captures experiences and perceptions related to governance and public administration performance at national and local levels in 2018 based on a survey of 14,304 citizens with different demographic characteristics, randomly selected from all 63 provinces and cities.

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