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VCCI proposes further cut of fuel business conditions - PHOTO: THANH HOA

VCCI proposes further cut of fuel business conditions

The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) has suggested the General Department of Vietnam Customs remove regulations on the minimum limit of yearly fuel import as a business condition for fuel traders to enter the fuel market, Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper reports.

Although the fuel market has been opened, the number of fuel enterprises and traders gaining a license for importing fuel remains low due to high business requirements. VCCI said that of 27 enterprises, there are only three firms supplying fuel for the aviation sector, adding that the fuel market can be manipulated by these wholesalers.

Gov’t requests NA to delay vote on draft SEZ law

The Government is about to propose the National Assembly (NA) delay a vote on the draft Law on Special Administrative and Economic Units, also known as special economic zones (SEZs), until the next sitting of the law-making body, the Vietnam News Agency reports.

The vote is planned for June 15 but that the draft SEZ law, prepared by the Ministry of Planning and Investment, allows for a maximum land lease of 99 years has sparked public concerns over the possibility of the country’s sovereign integrity and security being compromised in the long run. Therefore, the Government will petition the NA to revise down the maximum land lease in SEZs in line with the Land Law.

First death from H1N1 flu in HCMC this year

A 26-year-old woman in Thu Duc District, HCMC died from H1N1 influenza, a contagious respiratory disease that causes symptoms similar to those of the seasonal influenza in people, on May 30 after five days of taking treatment at home. She is the first person to succumb to the disease this year.

Meanwhile, a male patient aged 49 is receiving special treatment at Cho Ray Hospital, as he is suffering from serious respiratory failure, due to the flu, after eight days of self-treatment, according to a VnExpress news report.

Vingroup, Viettel helps VTV acquire World Cup 2018 broadcast right

The military-run telecom giant Viettel and private corporation Vingroup offered financial support to national broadcaster Vietnam Television (VTV) in acquiring the 2018 FIFA World Cup broadcast rights, the Vietnam News Agency reports.

As a result, VTV won the rights to broadcast live all 64 soccer matches. To this effect, an agreement was made on June 8 between VTV and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on World Cup 2018 communications rights in Vietnam, and sharing right with the third parties. The tournament will take place in 12 stadiums in Russia between June 14 and July 15.

HCMC pledges to solve all issues in Thu Thiem project

The municipal authorities pledged to scrutinize and categorize every claim related to Thu Thiem new urban area to have appropriate solutions.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has previously ordered the Government Inspectorate to inspect and take the local people’s claims into account regarding land planning, recalling, compensation, and resettlement, then propose solutions for submission to the Government before July 15, Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper reports.

Imported CBU autos see threefold increase

According to statistics issued on June 8 by the General Department of Vietnam Customs, the number of completely-built-up (CBU) cars imported into Vietnam exceeded 900 units between June 1 and June 7, up threefold against the previous week.

Particularly, the number of imported autos totaled 922 units worth US$21 million, while that of the last week of May reached 300 units. Over 70% of the cars have nine seats or below, with combined value of US$13.7 million, news website Vietnam Plus reports.

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