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Presidential Office unveils new laws

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Presidential Office on July 5 announced nine latest Laws, one Ordinance and a Resolution in two separate press briefings in Hanoi.

VietNamNet Bridge – The Presidential Office on July 5 announced nine latest Laws, one Ordinance and a Resolution in two separate press briefings in Hanoi.

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They include the Laws on Anti-Terrorism, Science and Technology, Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, National Defence and Security Education, and Grassroots Mediation.

Other legal documents made public by the President Office are the revised Laws on Value-added Tax, Corporate Income Tax, Enterprise, and Residence.

Taking effect on October 1, 2013, the Law on Anti-Terrorism includes eight chapters and 51 articles which stipulate regulations, policies, measures and anti-terrorism forces, as well as international cooperation and responsibilities of organisations and individuals in the fight against terrorism.

Accordingly, the Anti-Terrorism Steering Board will be established at national, ministry and provincial levels. The anti-terrorism force groups agencies under the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of National Defence.

In the event of a terrorist attack, multiple forces will be mobilised with police and military units playing a key role.

The Law on Science and Technology, meanwhile, lays down incentives in the use of human resources, including talents at home and abroad as well as foreign experts in this field.

It will come into force on January 1, 2014.

On the same day, the office unveiled an Ordinance on amendments and supplements to a number of articles of the Ordinance on Foreign Exchange and a Resolution to extend land-lease tenure for family households or farmers.

Source: Vietnam Plus

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