The Saigon 2 Bridge (left) is built in the form of PPP. (Photo: SGGP) However, ever since the PPP Law took effect, this model has not attracted enough investors, although there is a lot of room for mobilizing social resources to invest in public projects. Rights not defined Under the PPP model the State and private investors jointly sign a contract to share benefits, risks, and responsibilities of construction of works or provision of public services. Both these entities are equal partners under the civil law in the project contract. However, the PPP Law does not clearly define the rights and obligations of each of these two entities. According to the PPP Law, the competent agencies specified in Clause 1 in Article 5 are the Ministry, the provincial People's Committee, and the agency established by the Government or the Prime Minister. These are state management agencies, but when they appear as partners, the mode of operation bears the imprint of public authority, leading … [Read more...] about Public-Private-Partnership model fails to draw investors
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Half of the dead victims are Vietnamese sailors. At least five Vietnamese people died and seven others were injured in a chlorine gas leak from a storage tank at Aqaba Port, Jordan this week. Gas explosion at Aqaba Port, Jordan on June 27. Photo: Mathrubhumi News Screengrab The Vietnamese mission in Saudi Arabia and Jordan is requesting Jordan authorities to expedite visa procedures so that the affected people’s relatives could fly to Jordan for funerals and to bring back the remains of the victims who worked for Hong Kong-flagged Forest 6 VRUK3 vessel. The Vietnamese victims are among 13 lives claimed in an explosion that also injured some other 250 people. In the latest move, Vietnam’s Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs asked two labor companies (that sent those workers abroad) to take responsibility for the funerals and the return of remains. A huge explosion of toxic substance occurred when a crane loading chlorine tanks onto a ship in … [Read more...] about Poisonous gas leak in Jordan: Five Vietnamese die
Vietnam and the UK have achieved impressive cooperation results in the fields of politics, diplomacy, economy, culture, and tourism in recent years. Hanoi hopes the UK will strengthen cooperation and share its experiences in the use of clean energy, said Secretary of Hanoi Party Committee Dinh Tien Dung in the meeting with British Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward, who came to say goodbye before ending his tenure in Vietnam, in the capital city on July 1. Hanoi Party Secretary Dinh Tien Dung and officials receive British Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward. Photo: kinhtedothi Dung said the city is planning to promote the use of clean energy, which is seen as an effective solution for protecting the environment and combating climate change. He highly appreciated the relationship between Vietnam and the UK in recent years. Despite being heavily affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the two sides have still achieved impressive cooperation results in the fields of … [Read more...] about Hanoi eyes cooperation with UK to develop clean energy
At a meeting in London on June 30 with Kenneth Atkinson, head of the British Business Group in Vietnam (Britcham), and representatives of British groups and investment funds operating in Vietnam, Hue affirmed that the relationship between Vietnam and the U.K. is at an all-time high. He believed the U.K. will continue to elevate its role and position in terms of economy, trade and investment in Asia-Pacific, including the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Vietnam. The N.A. Chairman said two-way trade has reached 6-7 billion USD per year, but there remains huge room for the countries to boost trade. Hue expressed his hope that Britcham will further affirm its role in attracting and guiding British businesses in Vietnam, while intensifying its consultation and policy support for these firms. The Vietnamese legislature, government, ministries, agencies and localities are willing to work to improve the investment and business environment for both domestic and … [Read more...] about Vietnam seeks stronger trade, education ties with U.K.
Vietnam's emblem The Office of National Assembly (ONA) on January 31 launched the third phase of a programme to strengthen the capacity of people’s elected bodies in Viet Nam . The 7.5 million USD project, sponsored by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the governments of Canada and Ireland , the Danish Trust Fund, the UK Department of International Development (DFID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), will be carried out between 2008 and 2012. This phase will be beneficial to all provincial People’s Councils nationwide as an extension from 16 localities in the first and second phases. The project will enhance the relationship between voters and their representatives and improve the consultations work for selected draft laws before they are submitted to the National Assembly for approval. Particularly, it will seek opportunities to further strengthen the representative role of elected bodies, public consultations … [Read more...] about NA starts project to improve people-elected bodies’ capacity
National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (R) meetsUK Cabinet Office Minister and President for 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) Alok Sharma (Photo: VNA) London (VNA) – National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue had a meeting in London on June 30 (local time) with UK Cabinet Office Minister and President for 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) Alok Sharma who expressed impression at Vietnam’s determination in transition to green and renewable energy. Sharma said he hopes Vietnam will make political commitments on the thresholds of the COP27, along with government ones at the highest level in the work. The official showed interest in bilateral cooperation in finance, regulation reform and experience sharing in power transition as well as measures to promote the partnership in the future. He revealed that Britain PM Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen had agreed to sign a letter to Vietnamese PM … [Read more...] about COP26 President hails Vietnam’s determination in transition to green, renewable energy