The three projects, ‘Supporting finance policy analysis’, ‘Improving capacity for Viet Nam Union of Science and Technology Associations’ and ‘Supporting drafting of reports on the implementation of Millennium Development Goals’, will receive total sponsor funding of more than $5.4 million from the UNDP.
The Minister has assigned the Ministry of Planning and Investment to inform the UNDP of the decision, as well as co-operate with the Government’s aid management offices to give instructions on implementing the projects.
Senior personnel changes at ministries
… formally appointed Nguyen Van Duc, the current Director of Works and Land Survey at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Deputy Minister of the Ministry. The Prime Minister has also appointed former minister of Post and Telecommunications Do Trung Ta as his envoy for information and technology.
The Prime Minister has also approved the retirement of Chaiworman of the Board of Members of the State Capital Investment Corporation Le Thi Bang Tam and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Le
Van Bang on January 1, 2008.
City suspends land-use certificate requirement
The city’s People’s Committee recently issued Announcement 427/TB-UBND to suspend the implementation of part of Decision 79/2007/QD-UB, which governs the issuing of construction licences.
The decision requires individuals and organisations to have a land-use certificate or “red book” before they can apply for a construction licence. However, due to on-going problems with issuing land-use certificates the People’s Committee has temporarily rescinded the requirement. — VNS