Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (centre) shakes hands with US entrepreneurs at the seminar in New York city on September 27 (Photo: VNA) New York (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired a seminar on investment attraction to Vietnam in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution with more than 40 leading businesses of the US in New York city on September 27. The event, part of the PM’s trip to attend the high-level General Debate of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly, attracted US businesses operating in such fields as information technology, telecommunications, retail, logistics, food, beverage, energy and construction. It was held by the Business Council for International Understanding and the FPT Company of Vietnam. Addressing the seminar, PM Phuc expressed his wish to listen to US businesses’ aspirations and comments on the investment environment in Vietnam and showed his readiness to answer their questions so as to help … [Read more...] about Prime Minister meets US firms to talk investment in Vietnam
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According to a newly-issued decree, the maximum fine for students and teachers who violate exam regulations could be as high as VND50 million (USD2,400). The new regulation was issued by the Prime Minister to deal with several violations in the education sector, especially in the examination room. According to the regulation, violating students, aside from the normal punishments, will also have to pay a financial penalty. Students who help other students on exams will be fined VND2-3 million, and teachers that give false marks to students will be fined VND8-10 million. Teachers that leaked or lose exam questions will have to pay a fine of VND20-50 million. People that insult or threaten harm to the exam attendees and organisers, or those who spread wrong information will also be subject to the new law. The new decree also tightens grip on many other issues concerning extra-classes and overspending in schools. Both schools and teachers would be subject to fines of … [Read more...] about Prime Minister cracks down on examination violations
The Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said the government is building a stricter legal framework that will help to curb corruption and even recover state assets. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung Deputies Le Nhu Tien and Nguyen Thi Kha questioned the Prime Minister's responsibility in various corruption cases, in which the state was able to recover only 10-20% of the embezzled assets. Answering those questions via the government portal on January 13, the PM said that he has always fulfilled his responsibilities in accordance with the law. He added that the regulations are currently being revised to make government more transparent. According to the PM, corruption is an issue that is gradually being put under control. He was quick to point out that between 2007 and 2013, there were 2,200 corruption cases prosecuted involving 5,300 offenders. He admitted, however, that there is still corruption on a large scale and that the methods for detecting and preventing it face … [Read more...] about Prime Minister vows to fight corruption
A month after being elected as the prime minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc has said he is saddened by the fact that the public and business community continue to be the victims of corruption. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc "I'm really sad! People have to pay bribes to own their land and agree to corruption to be issued with their legally entitled land-use certificate. Meanwhile bureaucrats still procrastinate in providing better quality services to people to help them navigate red tape. Now is the time for the management of public land and the environment to be tightened and for problems to be solved. This is our current headache," said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at a conference on the implementation of the Law on Enterprises on April 25. Bribery was highlighted in the Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index. It reported that 44 percent of people had to pay bribes to receive their land use rights certificate last year but many people believe this figure is … [Read more...] about Why has the newly elected prime minister said he is sad?
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Health Ministry to work with departments and localities to improve workers’ health by establishing a network of hospitals and medical stations near industrial zones. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at a meeting in the northern province of Ha Nam with nearly 1,000 workers at industrial zones (IZ) in the Red River Delta. VNA/VNS Photo Thong Nhat Speaking at a meeting in the northern province of Ha Nam with nearly 1,000 workers at industrial zones (IZ) in the Red River Delta, Phuc said businesses must also pay attention to improving working conditions by offering regular health check-ups and lunches to workers. He also said meetings like the dialogue he attended needed to be made regular to promptly deal with workers’ concerns, following two similar dialogues in the southeastern and central regions. The government leader requested building standard kindergartens for workers with the involvement of the private sector and … [Read more...] about Prime Minister urges better care for workers