As a legislative body at the provincial level, the People’s Council is set to make key decisions for the city in the next five years. Elected deputies of the Hanoi People’s Council should promptly roll out their action programs and realize their responsibilities as representatives of the people, said Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Dinh Tien Dung in the first session of the 16th Hanoi People’s Council for the 2021-2026 term held today [June 23]. Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Dinh Tien Dung. Photos: Thanh Hai According to Dung, this session marks the beginning of a series of activities of the municipal People’s Council agenda in the 2021-2026 period that is aimed at turning Hanoi into a beautiful, civilized and modern city. “As a legislative body at municipality level, the People’s Council is set to make key decisions for the city in the next five year,” Dung said, referring to a discussion about the state budget allocation for districts and … [Read more...] about Hanoi Party Chief urges elected representatives to act on people’s will
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General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party Central Committee and State President Thongloun Sioulith will pay an official visit to Vietnam next week. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith, his wife and a high-ranking Lao Party and State delegation will pay an official visit to Vietnam from June 28-29. The visit is made at the invitation of General Secretary of the Vietnam Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong and State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and their spouses./. VNA … [Read more...] about Lao Party General Secretary and President to pay official visit to Vietnam
The event, drawing leaders from some central commissions, ministries, and agencies, aimed to gather opinions for the compilation of an advisory report to be submitted to the Politburo and the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat. Participants focused on some newly-arising theoretical and practical issues related to Party building and rectification; the prevention of and fight against the degradation in political thought, morality, and lifestyle; as well as signs of internal “self-evolution” and “self-transformation.” The steering viewpoints, focal tasks, and breakthrough solutions to continue promoting the Party building and rectification work were also high on the agenda. They assessed the implementation of the resolution on the issue released at the fourth session of the 12th-tenure Party Central Committee in October 2016, pointed out shortcomings and causes, and proposed solutions to the pressing matters in Party building. In his closing remarks, Politburo member Nguyen … [Read more...] about Seminar talks theoretical, practical issues in Party building
How will Vietnam overcome challenges to realize its development plans? Nguyen Dinh Cung, former head of Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), shares his perspective with VietNamNet. One of the great successes of economic reform in Vietnam since doi moi (renovation) is the establishment of a community of businesses from different economic sectors with many ownership modes. Vietnamese enterprises are operating under similar legal forms as in other market economies. High in quantity, small in scale In terms of quantity, enterprises in the private sector account for the overwhelming proportion, 97 percent, while SOEs (state owned enterprises) account for 0.38 percent and FIEs the remaining. The enterprises employ 16 million workers. The workers in SOEs account for 7 percent, private enterprises nearly 60 percent and 33 percent in FIEs (foreign invested enterprises). In terms of total assets, SOEs account for 28 percent, private enterprises 53 percent and FIEs 29 … [Read more...] about Private enterprises lack internal strength and driving force to develop
Tax authorities said they would review the roadmap of taxation collection and pilot tax withholding at some e-commerce sites. A new circular released by the Vietnamese Ministry of Finance has been criticized for affecting the operation of e-commerce platforms and their hundreds of thousands of sellers. Under Circular No. 40, which will take effect on August 1, e-commerce platforms are required to declare and pay tax on behalf of third-party sellers on the platforms. Sendo said the application of the Circular will require a team of tax professionals to classify taxable revenue and tax rates applied. Photo: Grab The circular on value-added tax, personal income tax, and tax administration for business households and individuals are expected to collect tax from some people who obtain income on electronic commerce platforms but for years have not paid taxes. The tax authorities have asked e-commerce and delivery companies to take responsibility for the tax … [Read more...] about Would withholding tax on e-commerce be possible?
Additional 88 domestically-transmitted COVID-19 cases reported Vietnam logged 97 new COVID-19 cases, including 88 domestic and nine imported, in the past six hours to 6pm on June 22, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said. Most of the new cases were detected in Ho Chi Minh City, with 63 infections, and the remainders were discovered in Bac Giang (12), Bac Ninh (6), Hung Yen (2), Nghe An (1) and Hanoi (1). By 6pm on June 22, the country had recorded a total of 12,010 domestically-transmitted infections and 1,717 imported cases. The number of locally-transmitted cases since the fourth COVID-19 wave hit Vietnam on April 27 amounted to 10,875, including 2,772 recoveries. According to the MoH’s Medical Service Administration, 5,546 patients have given the all-clear from coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 to date, while the death toll related to the disease was 69. Among active patients undergoing treatment, 377 have tested negative to the virus once, 132 twice and 141 thrice./. 12-hour … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JUNE 22