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Special economic zones

Vietnam imprisons another 15 for SEZ law protest violations

A group of 15 protesters will be jailed for attacking police officers and vandalizing a fire police station last June. A court in the south central province of Binh Thuan Wednesday sentenced Pham Thanh, 31, to four years and six months in prison for disrupting ...

Tu Huynh

Draft SEZ law not on NA Standing Committee's agenda at Aug session

The draft law on special administrative and economic units, also known as special economic zones (SEZ), will not be put on the agenda of a National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee session set for August 8 to 13, reported Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper, citing a ...

Saigon Times Reporter

Dong Nai: 20 sentenced for disturbing public order

The People’s Court of Bien Hoa city, the southern province of Dong Nai, on July 30 handed out sentences ranging from 12 months probation to 18 months in prison to 20 defendants under the charge of “causing public disorder” pursuant to Clause 1, Article 318 ...

VNA Reporter

Vietnam jails another 10 SEZ law protestors for blocking traffic

A court in the central province of Binh Thuan sentenced Pham Sang, 26, to three years and six months in jail on Monday for disturbing public order during protests that broke out against the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) draft law on June 10 and 11. ...

Tu Huynh

Vietnam’s legislature agrees to delay adoption of draft law on special economic zones

Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly has approved a proposal of the legislature’s Standing Committee on delaying a vote on a draft law which provides legal grounds for the development of new special economic zones.Keep reading ...

Tuan Son

Traffic disrupted as crowds gather across Vietnam to oppose land policy in new economic zones

Thousands assembled in Vietnamese localities on Sunday to show disagreement as to a draft law on developing new special economic zones that they fear will pose risks to national security, causing road blockage and delaying flights.Keep reading ...

Tuan Son

Several Vietnamese held for illegal protests against SEZ law provisions

Police in southern Vietnam’s Binh Duong Province arrested two men on Sunday for “organizing protests illegally,” disrupting security and order. They were calling for public protests against provision allowing foreign investors to lease land for 99 years.Keep reading ...

VnExpress Reporter

Việt Nam bets on success of SEZs

Việt Nam’s Government has demonstrated its willpower to develop special economic zones (SEZs) which it hopes will spearhead the country’s growth. This issue has been high on the agenda in the face of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), at a time when Việt Nam ...

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