New policies take effect in September
Since September 1, a married individual shall be fined VND 3-5 million if he/she cohabits with a partner as husband and wife,
according to the Government's Decree No. 82/2020/ND-CP on sanctions of administrative violations the field of judicial assistance, judicial administration, marriage and family, and civil judgement enforcement.
The revised sanction is higher than the previous one of VND 1-3 million.
A fine of VND 10-20 million shall be applied to the following acts:
- (i) Forcing a person into marriage;
- (ii) Deceiving a person into marriage;
- (iii) Making use of devorce to shirk properly obligations;
- (iv) Violating policy and law on population.
Arrivals shall have to pay for COVID-19 quarantine costs
All arrivals to Viet Nam shall have to pay for COVID-19 quarantine costs since September 1, 2020, according to Notice No. 313/TB-VPCP on conclusion of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc after a recent meeting on COVID-19 response.
At present, COVID-19 treatment fees are covered by the State budget in accordance with Point 2, Article 48 of the Law on Prevention and control of Infectious Diseases. Accordingly, persons suffering from an epidemic disease of class A are entitled to free medical examination and treatment./. VGP
Law change offers construction clarity
The National Assembly has passed amendments to the Law on Construction, which will take effect from January 2021.
Wide impacts to be made with new law changes
Effective in 2021, the amended laws on Enterprises, Investment, and Public-Private Partnership are expected to entail breakthrough changes to Vietnam’s business and investment landscape in the coming time,