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Official Gazette

Friday, May 29, 2020
Tags: provincial department
Hefty fines - a prescription for treating fake news on social media Hefty fines - a prescription for treating fake news on social media
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on February 3 signed a decree stipulating sanctions against those spreading fake news and rumors on social media amid a deluge of online misinformation about the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in the country.
Lang Son province: the cross-border trade hub of the North Lang Son province: the cross-border trade hub of the North
Lang Son province is the first point in the Vietnamese territory of the Nanning (China)-Lang Son-Hanoi-Hai Phong and the Nanning (China)-Lang Son-Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City-Moc Bai economic corridors. It is also a gateway connecting Vietnam and other ASEAN countries with China’s Guangxi market and southern China in the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area through two international border gates, Chi Ma national border gate and nine auxiliary border gates.
Tien Giang seeks FDI for hi-tech agriculture Tien Giang seeks FDI for hi-tech agriculture
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has suggested Tien Giang’s development of its economy based on five pillars: hi-tech agriculture, organic fruits, farm produce processing industry, eco-tourism, and logistics.
Ministry proposes merger of provincial departments Ministry proposes merger of provincial departments
Many provincial departments could be consolidated or merged in keeping with the Government’s determination to streamline the administrative apparatus, according to a draft decree unveiled this month by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA).
Dispute resolution mechanisms under Vietnamese law and EVFTA Dispute resolution mechanisms under Vietnamese law and EVFTA
The legislative basis for mediation is noted to improve and countries, such as Vietnam, have pursued mediation reforms as a response to contemporary demands.
Provincial department merger faces hurdles Provincial department merger faces hurdles
Some provincial departments might be merged in keeping with the Government’s commitment to streamline its notoriously clunky and bloated bureaucracy, according to a new draft resolution circulated by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Taking share security in Vietnam: law and practice Taking share security in Vietnam: law and practice
The question, addressed by this article, considers what form of security a creditor may take over shares in a Vietnamese company and how it can enforce the security. This question is rather complex, and this article can do no more than sketch the outlines. It should be also noted that marketable securities such as shares of public companies may be pledged in compliance with specific regulations. 
Harmonizing domestic laws with WTO obligations Harmonizing domestic laws with WTO obligations
Vietnam became the 150th member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on January 11, 2007[1], after a twelve-year application process involving seemingly endless and often contentious negotiations with member countries. [1] Vietnam’s accession package was approved on November 7, 2006, by Protocol Ratification of WTO. Official membership occurred on January 11, 2007.
Reinventing government: public administration reform in the era of doi moi Reinventing government: public administration reform in the era of doi moi
The move towards political and administrative reform in the region of Southeast and East Asia unfolded in two waves, in the late 1980s as part of a large-scale democratization movement in the region and in late 1997 as a result of the financial crisis that erupted and spread within the region.
Putting people to work in the new economy Putting people to work in the new economy
(Continued from the last issue) Vietnam has recorded a very high growth rate over the past few years and its economy is progressively shifting from an agricultural base towards greater industrialization and modernization. At the same time, it has observed a reduction in the proportion of agricultural labor and an increase in the proportion of labor in industry and service sectors

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