Provincial and local governments

Vietnam finally brings out the axe to deal with delayed FDI projects

Many did not expect the central province of Khanh Hoa to axe a giant property project early this month, only less than a year after its Indian developer received the investment license.    The province refused to give Dewan International Vietnam more time to find money, canceling the ...

New IT system will accelerate registration and licence issuing in Laos

A new information technology (IT) system to be introduced this year will quicken the issuance of registration documents for new vehicles and driving licences in Laos, according to a report. The Transport Department under the Ministry of Public Works and Transport admitted the issuance of these ...

Lao governor reassigned amid concession criticism

The government of Laos has ordered the governor of Luang Prabang province to helm a central ministry as part of a reshuffle sources say is meant to shield him from criticism over a controversial land concession he recently granted to Chinese investors. Khampheng Saysompheng has been ...

Vietnam tax authorities come under fire for naming, shaming defaulters

Tax offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have released lists of hundreds of businesses with huge overdue taxes in an effort to shame them into paying the money. They also threatened to block bank accounts or invalidate invoices of businesses that fail to ...

In meeting with election body, NLD complains of voter verification ‘obstruction’

The National League for Democracy, Burma’s main opposition party, complained of obstruction from some sub-commissions as NLD cadres have sought to ensure an accurate roster of eligible voters ahead of the general election. Representatives from the NLD said Union Election Commission officials pledged to address the party’s ...

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