Society

President promulgates new laws

Four new laws on archives, weights and measurements, complaints and denunciations were promulgated on Dec. 6 by the President's Office.
NA Standing Committee focuses on NA operations Politics

NA Standing Committee focuses on NA operations

The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee will focus on a project to revise and improve the quality and efficiency of the NA operations at its first session, said NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung.
Politics

Senior legislator examines election preparations

National Assembly Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu hailed the southern province of Tra Vinh ’s preparations for the elections to the 13 th National Assembly and the People’s Council for the 2011-2016 period.
Politics

New laws issued on elections, inspections and administration

President Nguyen Minh Triet has signed into law the Law on National Assembly and People's Council Elections (revised); the Law on Inspection and the Law on Administrative Litigation and the Resolution on the implementation of Administrative Litigation.
Business

Deputies endorse budget spending

More than 80 percent of National Assembly deputies accepted forecast Government overspending equal to 5.3 percent of Gross Domestic Product when they endorsed next year's budget estimates on Nov. 10.
Politics

Party inspection commission looks at violations

The Inspection Commission of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee issued conclusions on nearly 30 cases of Party members violating Party disciplines and showing signs of violating the law.
Government keen to grow electricity industry Business

Government keen to grow electricity industry

The Government will speed up programmes to generate electricity from renewable energies and soon adopt a  mechanism for the electricity industry to grow as it is crucial for national development.
Environment

Gov't seeks environmental taxes

The Government had nominated five types of goods for its proposed environmental protection tax, Finance Minister Vu Van Ninh told the National Assembly on May 31.
Society

Over 27 trillion VND misused in 2009: inspectors

Government inspectors uncovered the misuse of more than 27 trillion VND, and wrong usage of over 11,300 sq. m of housing and more than 2,700 ha of land from more than 60,000 inspections they made in 2009.