VN issues fresh multi-dimensional poverty index

VGP – The PM has issued multi-dimensional poverty lines from  2016-2020,  with key criteria categorising poor households, near- poor households, and households with average living-standards.

New penalties decided on pyramid selling infringements

VGP – The Government has issued a new decree to amend and supplement some articles of Decree 185/2013/ND-CP, dated November 15, 2013 on the penalties on administrative violations in commercial activities.

Ly Son district to get RoK’s non-refundable aid

VGP – The PM has given a nod to a project on clean water supply for Ly Son island district in the central province of Quang Ngai.

Minimum regional wage to increase from 2016

VGP – Since January 1, 2016, monthly minimum wage for employees will surge from VND 2.4 million (US$114) to VND 3.5 million (US$166), according to Decree 122/2015/ND-CP on monthly minimum wage for employees.

Fresh regulations on processing zones and enterprises

VGP – The Government has issued Decree 114/2015/ND-CP to amend and supplement Article 21 of Decree 29/2008/ND-CP and Point 1 of Article 1 of Decree 164/2013/ND-CP on provisions exclusively applicable to export processing zones and enterprises.  

A new boost to auxiliary industries development

VGP – A series of preferential policies for auxiliary industriesd evelopment have been introduced, according to newly-approved Decree 111/2015/ND-CP.

New Deputy Minister, provincial Chairmen named

VGP – The PM has appointed Director of Agro-Forestry Processing and Salt Industry Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Trong Thua as Deputy Minister of Home Affairs.

Nagoya Protocol on access to genetic resources approved

VGP – The PM has approved the Nagoya Protocol on access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits, which is sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) non-refundable aid through the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

A boost for coastal economic zone development

VGP – The PM has decided to strengthen State budget to invest in eight coastal economic zones in the 2016-2020 period.

Germany sponsors sustainable conservation of Phong Nha-Ke Bang Park

VGP – The PM has ratified the Integrated nature conservation and sustainable management of natural resources in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park Region, phase III, sponsored by the German Government.