The Prime Minister issued a decision on October 22 to approve an action plan to develop the shipbuilding industry. Decision 1901/QD-TTg aims to implement Vietnam ’s industrialisation strategy as part of the cooperation framework with Japan until 2020, with a vision towards 2030.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) were submitted to the National Assembly (NA) for ratification on October 23.
In August alone, Vietnam grossed US$199.7 million from exporting wood and wooden products to the US. Last year, the country’s wood exports to the US fetched more than US$2 billion. Vietnam now ranks second in the world in exporting wood products to the US second only to China.
The 8th session of the 13th National Assembly opened in Hanoi on October 20 with a heavy agenda loaded with a large number of bills serving the institutionalisation of the 2013 Constitution. During 35 working days, the longest session this tenure so far, the legislature is expected to adopt 18 draft laws and three draft resolutions, and debate 12 other draft laws.