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Mekong-Ganga countries agree on areas of cooperation

Human resource development, tourism, and agriculture have been approved as main sectors of cooperation among the countries in the Mekong Basin and India. This was the outcome of the 9th Mekong-Ganga Cooperation Ministerial Meeting held in Singapore on August 2, which was attended by Laos’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Saleumxay Kommasith. At the meeting […]

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Vietnam c.bank to ease regulations on establishment of banks

The Hanoitimes – The focus is on amending and removing a regulation on setting conditions for granting permits for the establishment and operation of joint stock commercial banks. The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), the country’s central bank, has disclosed a draft circular simplifying administrative procedures and business conditions in the banking system at the government’s […]

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Vietnam reconsiders special economic zone bill

The Hanoitimes – “The timing for the National Assembly`s consideration of the draft law will depend on the process of public consultation. In summary, it is a very cautious approach,” said a parliamentary official. Discussion of the draft law on special administrative-economic zone (SEZ) was not included in the agenda of the upcoming 26th session of […]

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Vietnam: No light-box sign needed for Grabcar: transport ministry

The Hanoitimes – The application of technology to the management and connection of electronic contract-based passenger transportation has created more options for passengers, providing information on drivers, fares, among others, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport. The Ministry of Transport (MoT) considers Grabcar as a type of electronic contract-based vehicle, which does not require a light-box sign […]

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