NA Chairwoman receives WB’s country director Business

NA Chairwoman receives WB’s country director

National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on November 21 appreciated the World Bank (WB)’s comprehensive cooperation with Vietnam and its contributions to the country’s development in recent times.
NA Chairwoman looks to tighten ties with Myanmar Politics

NA Chairwoman looks to tighten ties with Myanmar

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has urged the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) of Myanmar and its Chairman U Than Htay to uphold their roles in strengthening ties between the two legislatures, especially in inspecting the implementation of signed agreements between the two governments.
Vietnam promotes legislative cooperation with Argentina Politics

Vietnam promotes legislative cooperation with Argentina

A high-ranking delegation of the Vietnam National Assembly (NA), led by its Vice Chairman Gen. Do Ba Ty, visited Argentina from July 17-20 to seek ways to bolster the partnership between the two countries and legislatures, as well as exchange experiences in legislative operations.
PM meets Australian parliament leaders Politics

PM meets Australian parliament leaders

Vietnam is requesting further support from Australia in infrastructure, human resources, agriculture, rural development, and poverty reduction, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told Speaker of the House of Representatives Bronwyn Bishop and President of the Senate Stephen Parry in Canberra on March 18.
Politics

Vietnamese parliamentary delegation visits Peru, Argentina

A delegation from the National Assembly (NA) Committee for Finance and Budget led by its Vice Chairman Tran Van paid working visits to Peru and Argentina from December 1-12 to enquire about experience in managing public investment and debt as well as issues related to state budget law and tax policy.
Business

Vietnam to increase tax on tobacco, beer, spirits

Vietnamese lawmakers have agreed to raise the special consumption tax (SCT) imposed on tobacco, beer and spirits, as proposed by the Government, from 2016, with a view to curbing consumption of those items that are harmful to health.
Society

Health insurance may become compulsory

Vietnamese lawmakers agreed that health insurance should be made compulsory at the 21st session of the National Assembly Standing Committee on September 11.
Politics

Vietnam, Bulgaria boost parliamentary cooperation

A delegation from Vietnam’s National Assembly led by Vice Chairman Huynh Ngoc Son visited Bulgaria from September 26-28 to strengthen the traditional friendship and multi-faceted cooperation between the two countries.