A representative of a foreign company in Binh Duong speaks at the dialogue with the local administration on July 30 (Photo: VNA) Binh Duong (VNA) – A majority of foreign-invested firms in the southern province of Binh Duong asked for workers’ overtime maximum to be increased to raise production efficiency while meeting with the local administration on July 30. A representative of the Rheem Vietnam Co. Ltd, based at the Dong An 2 Industrial Park, said workers’ overtime maximum being limited at 30 hours each month and 200 hours a year (300 hours in special situations) is hindering businesses’ operations. Their activities now depend much on “business seasons”, especially unplanned orders, so it is necessary to ask employees to work overtime, it said, asking the People’s Committee of Binh Duong province to propose authorised agencies increase workers’ overtime limit. The firm said labourers also want more overtime so they can earn more … [Read more...] about FDI firms in Binh Duong call for increased overtime hours of workers
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This was the main theme of a recently held round-table discussion with the attendance of former Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan, Dr Tran Dinh Thien, director of the Vietnam Institute of Economics and Professor Vu Trong Phuc, former director of the Institute of Party History under the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics. Reform is a continuous process Question: After 30 years of Doi Moi, what does Vietnam need to do to move the country forwards on the path of rapid and sustainable development? VU KHOAN: Some people say that it is time for a second round of reform. But I think reform is a continuous process – what was appropriate yesterday may not be relevant today. This is even truer with domestic and global contexts changing rapidly. The Doi Moi reform launched during the 1980s began with a breach of regulations in agriculture seen in the secret allocation of land to farmers. That act was later approved by the Central Committee, which helped change the life of farmers and … [Read more...] about What’s next for Vietnam after 30 years of Doi Moi?
Finance ministry: Tax payment procedure lasts 117 hours Van Ly By Van Ly - The Saigon Times Daily HANOI - By the end of August, the time needed for tax payment procedures had dropped to 117 hours from 517 hours in late 2013, according to the Ministry of Finance. To save time for corporate taxpayers, the ministry had removed unnecessary tax procedures and applied advanced technologies for tax filing and payment, Deputy Minister of Finance Tran Van Hieu told the Vietnam Finance 2015 conference on administrative procedures in tax and customs sectors in Hanoi last week. The time reduction from 420 hours last year to the current 117 hours beat the target set in the Government’s Resolution 19/2015/NQ-CP. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung required the tax payment time to lowered to less than 121.5 hours within this year. Earlier, the Government ordered the General Department of Customs to bring down the tax payment time to the ASEAN average of 171 hours by the end of this year. The … [Read more...] about Finance ministry: Tax payment procedure lasts 117 hours
Cuba has seen initial results of economic reforms in 2013 under the leadership of President Raul Castro. … [Read more...] about Cuba sees initial results of economic reforms in 2013
Ministry of Labour opens job centres (09-06-2007) HA NOI — A new job exchange centre was opened by Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) in May in the capital to service the employment demands of employers and employees, with the eventual aim of providing a national database of job information by 2010. "The creation of job exchange and promotion centres is a government priority for the achievement of employment targets," said Le Bach Hong, deputy minister of labour, invalids and social affairs. The new centre now opens four times a year, then weekly and then daily in the future, when properly established. In the meantime the website can be consulted 24 hours a day. The first centres opened in Da Nang and Bac Ninh in the middle of last year. And in the first six months of operation, 4,000 to 5,000 job applicants took part in on-line job exchanges and the website attracted around 10,000 to 15,000 surfers in total. About 10,000 people found jobs while another … [Read more...] about Ministry of Labour opens job centres