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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc holds phone talks with Japanese counterpart

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc held phone talks with his Japanese counterpart Abe Shinzo on May 4, during which they exchanged views on the prevention and control of COVID-19 in their respective countries.

Transparency key for aiding businesses: expert

Vice-Chairman and General Secretary of the Vietnam Association of Small and Medium Enterprises To Hoai Nam spoke about the Government’s support policies for enterprises impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Economists: More measures needed to support enterprises amid COVID-19

More measures and policies should be introduced to support enterprises, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the context of a growing number of businesses temporarily ceasing operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vietnam seeks to develop modern livestock industry

Policies on planning, science-technology, finance, commerce and training human resources, have contributed to turning the country’s livestock industry into a strong commodity production sector.

NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan receives WB’s country director

National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on November 21 appreciated the World Bank (WB)’s comprehensive cooperation with Vietnam and its contributions to the country’s development in recent times.

New policies take effect this month

 VietNamNet Bridge – Policies relating to smuggled tobacco, bank cards, child care and teachers’ probationary periods are set to take effect this month.

HCM City adopts resolutions to implement special mechanisms, policies

 The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council adopted resolutions to implement the National Assembly’s Resolution 54 on piloting special mechanisms and policies for the city’s development at the closing session of its seventh meeting on March 16.

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Polices needed to encourage OV contribute more to homeland

The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs should coordinate together more closely to advise the Government on policies and solutions to ensure the legal rights of OV.

National Assembly to put off demonstration law debate

 VietNamNet Bridge – The 13th National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee continued its 50th session yesterday (July 12), mapping out supervision and lawmaking programmes for 2017.

Policies for talented scientists need to be reviewed

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam has abundant human resources in agriculture, but has not utilised them properly, Nguyen Van Bo, director of the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences, told Nong thon Ngay nay (Countryside Today) newspaper.

Vietnamese prefer doing shopping on Vietnamese websites

VietNamNet Bridge – Four of the five best-known retail websites in Vietnam belong to Vietnamese owners.

Vietnam lacks incentive policies for overseas professors

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam has yet to create clear incentive policies to encourage overseas professors to make contributions to the country’s education system, one official said.  

Policies building influenced by interest groups?

 VietNamNet Bridge – Is there the existence of the interest groups’ power in building up the important policies for the national economy?

The poor need a rod, not fish!

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam is implementing 17 policies to help the poor but these policies are not very effective. There should be stronger measures to assist needy people to escape poverty in a sustainable way.

Vietnam considers hiring foreigners to manage airports

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has proposed the Ministry of Transport to classify the airports into two groups for better calling for investment, and allow foreign investors to manage the airports.

Vietnam’s rice cheap, but still selling slowly

Vietnamese rice exporters had delivered 1.45 million tons out of the total 3.57 million tons of exports by the end of the first quarter of the year, according to the Vietnam Food Association (VFA).

Vietnamese small businesses cannot grow up

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam lacks the medium size businesses which can act as the bridge connecting enterprises and join the global supply chain.

Loopholes exist, businesses dodge laws, management agencies powerless

Despite a lot of efforts, the watchdog agencies still fail to control the formula prices. The market remains chaotic because of low quality products and sky high prices.

Forest rangers also smuggle wood

Forest rangers, the ones assigned the duty of protecting the forests, have been found as lending a hand to illegal lumberjacks to smuggle wood.