Public property management boosted (07-10-2008) Pham Dinh Cuong, a director from the Ministry of Finance, talks to the Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times) about the Law on Management and Use of State Property which starts in 2009. How is the drafting work getting on? The Ministry of Finance has gathered comments from relevant ministries, branches and localities. The ministry will complete the draft and will hold a talk with law experts and some members of the decree drafting board. The draft decree, which stipulates in detail some points in the law of managing and using public property, is scheduled to be submitted to the Government this November. How do you assess the present management and use of public property? The National Assembly and the Government have enforced a complete system of legal framework in managing public property, including Decree 14, which is about managing and using public property in administration and non-production sectors, and specific laws, … [Read more...] about Public property management boosted
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Next Week: What do you think about public property protection in Việt Nam? A disregard for public property is an issue for cities and governments worldwide. However, this problem seems to be more serious in Việt Nam, where more people vandalise public property. They litter, graffiti public places or step on flowers in parks. Do you have any experiences on this matter in Việt Nam? What is it like in your country? How do you think we can tackle this problem? Would stricter laws, like in Singapore for example, be effective? Please reply by email to: [email protected], or by fax to (84-4) 3 933 2311. Letters can be sent to The Editor, Việt Nam News, 79 Lý Thường Kiệt Street, Hà Nội. Replies to next week's questions must be received by Thursday, April 21, 2016. - VNS … [Read more...] about What do you think about public property protection in Việt Nam?
Last week, Việt Nam News asked its readers about public property protection in Việt Nam. Here are some of the answers: Marty Phillip Hoare, a reader It's about respect and common decency. Most people who "use" Hà Nội, yes I said "use", don't come from Hà Nội. They come from various rural towns and therefore don't care much about the city. It is only a means to an end. You can see the reverse of this when you visit inner city areas where neighbourhoods actually take pride in their immediate surroundings. They sweep and clean and have a local committee that oversees those areas. Those who have no real connection to Hà Nội don't care. Hence the litter thrown around the place, motorbikes driving over median strips and grassy areas. Pavements being used for everything except what they're designed for. People pissing and shitting in the streets and the list goes on and on. It's not until people actually take pride in their surroundings that things improve. Home ownership is a huge part of … [Read more...] about How to build respect for public property
Experts call for accurate info about mortgaged properties Cao Ban HCMC - Experts have underlined the need for accurate information about real estate projects in which developers or buyers have used their properties as collateral for bank loans. Le Hoang Chau, chairman of the HCMC Real Estate Association (HoREA), said at a conference in HCMC on Tuesday that there are many problems with a list of 77 mortgaged real estate projects the HCMC Department of Natural Resources and Environment has publicized. He said information about individuals who have mortgaged their apartments should be announced with prudence as it may infringe the civil code. Besides, the department did not provide updated statistics about the mortgaged projects. There are over 500 half-done property projects in HCMC but the department announced just 77. Chau said many realty developers have used their projects as collateral for bank loans though they have not received certification from the HCMC Department of … [Read more...] about Experts call for accurate info about mortgaged properties
Editor’s note:After a year living in Vietnam and seeing people showing their disregard for public property, American Allan Smith who works in sales suggests Vietnam slap heavier penalties on people who vandalize public property and increase patrols by police to solve the problem. I think a disregard for public property is an issue for cities and local governments worldwide. Lack of concern for others combined with a selfie-obsessed generation (I’m guilty as well) means that many people are more concerned with instant gratification than the damage they can cause to themselves, property, or other people. This is seen, not just in Vietnam, when people step on flowers in the park or at festivals to take pictures, but in places like Egypt where a teenager took it upon himself to climb to the top of a Pyramid, nude tourists on Mount Kinabalu, or the numerous cases of people dying while attempting to take impressive Instagram selfie photos. It’s a worldwide problem that … [Read more...] about Public property protection in Vietnam