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PM chairs meeting to revise SEZ law

Update: July, 11/2018 - 09:00

The National Steering Committee for the Construction of Special Administrative-Economic Units convened a meeting in Hà Nội yesterday under the chair of Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, head of the committee.—  VNA/VNS Photo Ngọc Hà

HÀ NỘI — The National Steering Committee for the Construction of Special Administrative-Economic Units convened a meeting in Hà Nội yesterday under the chair of Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, head of the committee.

 The meeting aims to acquire instructions from the Politburo and opinions from veteran officials, National Assembly deputies, experts, scientists and people across the country. 
These constructive ideas will help work out appropriate measures to build special administrative-economic units in line with the Constitution, the Party’s resolutions and the State’s laws. 

The National Assembly decided to postpone approval of the draft Law on Special Administrative-Economic Units at the fifth meeting of the 14th legislature in May in order to have more time for consideration and completion. 

The law-making body agreed to revise the regulation on land lease limits for production and business in the draft law towards applying the regulations of the current Land Law, and not allowing the lease of up to 99 years for special cases. 

Guidelines and policies of the Party and State, the 2013 Constitution and several other legal documents assisted in the making of the draft Law on Special Administrative-Economic Units, which began in mid-2013, with a view to forming special zones to spur economic development and create regions that act as driving forces for national building and development.

Amendments to the draft law based on the constructive opinions acquired must ensure national territorial sovereignty and integrity is kept in tact, while also safeguarding the security and defence of the special zones and the country. 

Việt Nam is planning to build the three special administrative-economic zones of Vân Đồn in northern Quảng Ninh province, Bắc Vân Phong in central Khánh Hòa province and Phú Quốc in southern Kiên Giang province. — VNS

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