Multi-house tax proposal causes stir Business

Multi-house tax proposal causes stir

The idea of taxing those owning multiple houses, in a bid to prevent speculation, is causing a stir over whether such a tax is feasible, and the impact it might have on the housing market.
Property market set for growth: experts Business

Property market set for growth: experts

The Vietnamese real estate market is poised for strong growth in the next 15 years, but the Government should prevent speculation to avoid a bubble and improve human resources and infrastructure.
Business

HCM City seeks funds for new sports complex

HCM City authorities have sought funding for construction of Rach Chiec Sports Complex in District 2's An Phu ward, even though the project was included in the master plan for sports and physical training towards 2020.
Business

Phu Quoc island draws tourism developers

The Phu Quoc island district has become a magnet for tourism property developers in recent years, owing to its friendly policies aimed at transforming the island into a tourist paradise.
Business

Bangkok tops Asia-Pacific region in prime land prices

Prime residential land prices in Thailand ’s capital Bangkok grew faster than anywhere else in the Asia-Pacific region during the first half of 2014, according to a report by the independent global property consultancy Knight Frank Asia-Pacific.
Politics

New legal documents take effect in July

A range of policies took effect on July 1 including the revised Land Law, a decree on methods to evaluate land prices, and a decree to monitor multi-level marketing.
Politics

NA deputies meet public in Hoa Binh, Ha Nam provinces

National Assembly (NA) lawmakers on May 6 held meetings with members of the public in the northern provinces of Hoa Binh and Ha Nam to collect their opinions ahead of the legislative body’s seventh session, which is scheduled for May.
Society

Locals' support key to success of new rural development

After three years implementing a national programme on new rural development, 11 communes in five Central Highland provinces have satisfied all the 19 of the programme’s criteria thanks to their efforts in mobilising support from the people, reported radio The Voice of Vietnam.
Business

Land rental rates could be increased

The Finance Ministry has proposed increasing land rental rates as part of a draft decree on land rental, water surface rental and land use fees that will likely be submitted to the Prime Minister next month.
Society

New Land Law outlines latest rights, obligations

The revised Land Law will come into force on July 1. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly, has talked the changes made to the existing law on Vietnam News Agency's English-language newspaper Vietnam News.
Politics

Efforts called to build decrees for revised Land Law

Ministries and sectors are urged to accelerate the drafting of decrees detailing several articles of the revised Land Law, which was adopted by the 13th National Assembly at its 6th session in 2013 and will take effect on July 1, 2014.
Politics

Revised Land Law enforcement discussed

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) jointly held a conference in Hanoi on February 14 to discuss the enforcement of the revised Land Law, which was adopted by the 13th National Assembly in November last year.
Society

Hanoi to mobilise resources for development: mayor

Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen The Thao spoke with the Vietnam Business Forum about how the capital city enhances its competitiveness and attracts investment resources for socio-economic development.