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Legislators say no to out-of-jail job assignments for prisoners

The National Assembly has voted against allowing enterprises to organize work for prisoners outside their prisons.

Workers’ well-being in the crosshairs as NA debates overtime extension

Workers’ health and well-being took centerstage as Vietnamese parliament discussed raising the annual overtime limit to 400 hours.

Vietnam legislators: Alcohol bill not influenced by lobbying

The National Assembly general secretary, asked if interest groups have influenced a bill against alcohol, has assured that lobbying cannot sway the lawmaking process.
June 11, 2019 | 10:45 am GMT+7

Inexperienced Chinese contractor responsible for Hanoi metro delays

The long operational delays and ballooning budget in Hanoi’s metro project have been caused by an inexperienced Chinese contractor.
June 05, 2019 | 03:05 pm GMT+7

Transport ministry wants to treat ride-hailing firms like taxis until law enacted

The Ministry of Transport has suggested it could treat ride-hailing services like taxi companies until there is a law in place to regulate them.
June 05, 2019 | 12:35 pm GMT+7

Legislators vote against government proposal on project classification

Lawmakers on Tuesday voted against a government bill which they felt would undermine parliament’s oversight over major national projects.
June 04, 2019 | 05:58 pm GMT+7

Chinese using proxies to acquire land: public security ministry

An increasing number of Chinese companies and individuals are using Vietnamese proxies to acquire land illegally.
June 04, 2019 | 09:37 am GMT+7

Public debt repayment pressures mounting

As Vietnam needs to borrow around VND700 trillion ($30 billion) to service its debt in three years the repayment pressures are rising. 
June 01, 2019 | 04:58 pm GMT+7

Legislators concerned by electricity monopoly

Lawmakers are unhappy that Vietnam’s monopoly electricity distributor is raising power tariffs at will because it has no competitor.
May 31, 2019 | 01:07 pm GMT+7

Group interests slow down SOEs equitization: lawmakers

Equitization of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) has been at a snail's pace since the process is riddled with mistakes and disputes, lawmakers say.
May 31, 2019 | 10:58 am GMT+7

Lawmakers fear new bill could weaken parliament’s oversight

National Assembly deputies are concerned a new government proposal could take away their power to approve major national projects.
May 29, 2019 | 03:46 pm GMT+7

Legislators want open bidding for build-transfer projects

Lawmakers have expressed concern that most build-transfer projects are awarded without open bidding, leading to losses for the state budget.
May 28, 2019 | 05:59 pm GMT+7

Vietnam to stop foreigners acquiring land through local proxies

The government will crack down on locals acting as proxies for foreigners to buy land, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung says.
May 28, 2019 | 11:40 am GMT+7

Online liquor sales to go ahead in Vietnam

Vietnam has removed a proposed decree to prohibit online liquor sales, accepting that it goes against international trends.
May 23, 2019 | 07:30 pm GMT+7

Lawmakers want fewer incentives to foreign investors

Some lawmakers have called for reducing incentives to foreign investors, citing they could undermine the competive edge of domestic businesses.
May 23, 2019 | 11:16 am GMT+7
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