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Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Tags: planning
PCI 2020: Local authorities urged to improve transparency accountability PCI 2020: Local authorities urged to improve transparency, accountability
The report on Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) in 2020 acknowledged efforts in administrative reform of all 63 provinces and centrally-run cities, but the business circle still wants local administrations at all levels to further improve their transparency and accountability.
Hau Giang province emerges as a tourism hub of the Mekong River delta Hau Giang province emerges as a tourism hub of the Mekong River delta
Located along Hau river, the southern main distributary of the Mekong River in Vietnam’s territory, and in the heart of the Mekong River delta, Hau Giang province borders Can Tho city to the north, Soc Trang province to the south, Vinh Long province to the east and Kien Giang and Bac Lieu provinces to the west.
Karaoke parties: When leisure becomes torture Karaoke parties: When leisure becomes torture
In January, local media reported that P.Q.T., a 25-year-old man in Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Chanh district, was stabbed with a knife and iron tubes by a group of four while singing karaoke with his friends at home.
Vietnams position in negotiating an instrument on biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction Vietnam’s position in negotiating an instrument on biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction
Nguyen Hong Thao and Le Thi Anh Dao The establishment of a legally binding instrument on biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction and Vietnam’s need for participation The access to, use and benefit sharing of biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) have not been comprehensively governed by existing international law, whilst marine genetic resources are becoming the subject of competition due to substantial economic benefits those resources provide. Cognizant of growing threats to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ), the General Assembly of the United Nations has issued a resolution to establish an Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study BBNJ issues since 2004, followed by the convening of the Intergovernmental Conference with four sessions held between 2018 and 2020 to elaborate the text of the BBNJ instrument .
Criteria for classification of SOEs to be specified Criteria for classification of SOEs to be specified
During 2021-25, state-invested enterprises undergoing ownership transformation, reorganization or state capital withdrawal would be classified into three categories based on operating sectors; scope and characteristics of operation; and areas of operation.
Over half of public services to be provided on National Public Service Portal Over half of public services to be provided on National Public Service Portal
The Prime Minister on March 22 issued a decision approving a list of 55 online public services that need to be provided on the National Public Service Portal in 2021.
Private firms need more institutional support Private firms need more institutional support
Private enterprises do not need money but institutional support to enjoy a stable and safe business environment, bringing them equality and respect. Vu Tien Loc, Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), made the statement at a recent conference held in the northern province of Quang Ninh.
Vietnam lures USD 5.46 billion in foreign investment Vietnam lures USD 5.46 billion in foreign investment
As much as USD 5.46 billion worth of foreign direct investment (FDI) was injected into Vietnam as of February 20, equivalent to 84.4 percent of the figure recorded in the same time last year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Public investment disbursement must be sped up: minister Public investment disbursement must be sped up: minister
Speeding up the disbursement of public investment from the start of this year was an important solution to accelerate economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung has said.
States management must respect law of market to facilitate private sector: PM State’s management must respect law of market to facilitate private sector: PM
Permanent members of the Government held a meeting under the chair of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on February 18 to discuss a draft plan on comprehensively reforming the State’s economic management.

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