Category Archives: Government Policy

Vietnamese Embassy in US presents face masks to Maryland state

  The Embassy of Vietnam in the US presented 10,000 face masks to Maryland state during a ceremony held on August 7.   At the handover ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc voiced his hope that the face masks will contribute to containing the spread of COVID-19 in Maryland.   He added

Database sharing important to developing e-government

Database sharing between management agencies at both central and local levels is key to the process of developing e-government, experts have said.   The Ministry of Information and Communications is compiling an e-government development strategy, with services a pillar in Vietnam’s socio-economic development model.   Under the draft strategy which has been made public for

Foreign firms to gain greater footing in petrol retail market

New policies are in the making to allow foreign firms to gain greater footing in Vietnam’s petrol retail market, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).   Government Decision 83/2014/ND-CP, for the first time, considers giving the green light to domestic petrol retail firms to sell up to 34 percent of their shares

PM: EVFTA like an expressway bringing EU, Vietnam closer

  Prime Minister Nguyen XuanPhuc chaired a video conference on August 6 regarding the implementation of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), during which he described the deal as a broad and modern expressway bringing the EU and Vietnam closer together.   He emphasised that Vietnam has signed 13 free trade agreements (FTAs) but one

Ministry asked to speed up administrative reform

Standing Deputy Prime Minister Truong HoaBinh urged the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) to accelerate administrative reform, focusing on institutional development and ensuring a uniform institutional system to meet State management requirements in the fields that it is responsible for.   Speaking at a meeting to review the implementation of the State administrative reform

Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh holds phone talk with US Secretary of State

  Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on August 6 held a phone talk with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on the Vietnam-US relations on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.   Minh said Vietnam regards the US as one of its leading important partners, and expressed

Government seeks ways to complete targets amidst COVID-19 pandemic

  Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired a one-day regular Cabinet meeting for July on August 3, which focused on seeking measures to fulfill socio-economic goals amidst COVID-19 pandemic.   PM Phuc noted that after 99 days of no COVID-19 community infection, a new outbreak appeared in late July, affecting some localities, especially Da Nang