Partner Le Nguyen Huy Thuy and legal assistant Ton That Hoang from Indochine Counsel explain incentives for developing social housing in industrial zones As a result, millions of workers from north to south were quarantined for a long period of time in cramped quarters and lacked amenities or faced high rents in guest houses and motel rooms. This increases population density and the burden on social infrastructure. According to Pham Duc Hai, deputy head of the COVID-19 Prevention and Control Steering Committee in Ho Chi Minh City, before October 1, IZs in Ho Chi Minh City had about 288,000 workers, including more than 70,000 using various stay-at-work models. This number has since fallen to around 45,000 people. The total number of workers in such zones has dropped by over 50 per cent, creating more obstacles for enterprises to meet orders. Therefore, the need for social housing in these IZs is vital. The regulations regarding this are scattered within many documents. … [Read more...] about The need for social housing in industrial zones is vital
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A court in Vietnam has given a 16-year jail term to a man who abetted the transport of nearly 200 grams of drugs concealed inside a stuffed animal despite being aware of the prohibited goods. The People’s Court of southern Tra Vinh Province on Wednesday sentenced 27-year-old Doan Quoc Chi, a local man, to 16 years in prison on charges of “Illegal storage of narcotic substances” as prescribed in Vietnam’s Penal Code. Provincial police officers, based on a tip-off, arrested Chi on October 22, 2020 after he received a post parcel of a stuffed animal in which six plastic bags of suspicious white powder were hidden, according to the indictment. A test on the powder, weighing over 199 grams, confirmed it to be methamphetamine, a highly addictive and illegal drug that is known for its euphoric effects. The defendant admitted he knew the drugs had been hidden inside the stuffed animal but he still received the parcel to get paid as per a request from an acquaintance. Chi, however, … [Read more...] about Vietnamese man gets 16 years for transporting drugs hidden in stuffed animal
Hanoi is expected to continue supervising people returning from very high-risk and high-risk areas. Hanoi will remove 22 checkpoints at the entrances to the capital city after more than three months in operation. This is one of the contents of the Official Dispatch 22 signed and promulgated by the Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee, Chu Ngoc Anh, on October 20. Hanoi requires local authorities at all levels to guarantee the smooth circulation of people and commodities. The completion of concentrated isolation must be guaranteed for the sake of restoring and developing production. Functional force on duty at Phap Van checkpoint on social distancing days in Hanoi. Photo: Ngoc Tu Along with removing the checkpoints, the Hanoi mayor assigned the city police to lead the cross-functional coordination over the medical supervision and control at airports, railway stations, bus stations, with the focus on people and vehicles returning from pandemic areas. … [Read more...] about Hanoi stops checking people at the city’s entrances
The country is fastening its belt and gathering strength to fight the pandemic, waiting for opportunities for economic recovery. Because of this, it would be unreasonable to increase minimum wages at this moment. National Assembly Secretary General Bui Van Cuong The National Assembly Office on October 19 held a press conference on the tentative agenda of the second session of the 15th National Assembly. VietNamNet asked: “One of the contents the National Assembly will discuss at this session is the delay of wage reform implementation. As such, reform has been delayed two times. What will wage policies be in the time to come? Will the old wage mechanism be applied, or will there be changes?” National Assembly Secretary General Bui Van Cuong said things have been prepared well for reform, because it is a very important issue which will affect the lives of civil servants and public employees. However, cadres and civil servants agree with the resolution of the 4th Plenum … [Read more...] about Delaying wage reform is reasonable decision: NA Secretary General
Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Houlin Zhao praised the proposals and initiatives of Vietnam and hoped that it would share its experiences with other ITU member countries. The ITU is a specialized organization of the United Nations established on July 15, 1947. The ITU has 193 member countries, and more than 700 associate members that are businesses, research institutions operating in the fields of telecommunications and information technology, and regional and international organizations. The ITU is an organization with the mission of maintaining and strengthening international cooperation in the fields of wireline, radio, fiber optic cable, and satellite in all member countries to enable the use of telecommunications in the most effective way. Vietnam’s role in ITU Since 1975, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has been the sole legal representative of Vietnam to participate in the ITU. In recent years, … [Read more...] about What is Vietnam’s role in the International Telecommunication Union?