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Vietnam’s new policies take effect in March

Valerie Mai Valerie Mai

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March 03, 2021 | 10:06

The new regulations are on compulsory civil liability issuance, jobs subject to early retirement, and dimensional poverty line for 2022-2025.

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Compulsory civil liability issuance for motor vehicle users. (Photo: The Thao 247)

Compulsory civil liability issuance for motor vehicle users

The Government issued Decree No. 03/2021/ND-CP dated January 15, 2021, on compulsory civil liability insurance of motor vehicle users.

The decree, which took effect on March 1, prescribes compulsory civil liability insurance of motor vehicle users.

For motorcycles, motorized tricycles, mopeds (including electric mopeds), and similar vehicles according to Law on Road Traffic, the minimum insurance duration is one year and the maximum insurance duration is three years.

For other motor vehicles, the minimum insurance period is one year and the maximum insurance duration shall conform to a valid period of periodic technical safety and environmental protection inspection which has more than 1 year of the valid period, VGP cited.

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Over 1,800 jobs subject to early retirement. (Photo: VN Express)

Over 1,800 jobs subject to early retirement

The Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs promulgated Circular No. 11/2020/TT-BLDTBXH dated November 12, 2020, on the list of heavy, hazardous, dangerous jobs or occupations and extremely heavy, hazardous, dangerous jobs or occupations, said Dan Tri.

Under Clause 3, Article 169 of the Labor Code 2019, an employee who is not covered by compulsory social insurance, health insurance, or unemployment insurance schemes, the employer is responsible for paying, at the same time, an amount which is equivalent to the employer’s contribution rate of compulsory social insurance, health insurance, unemployment insurance schemes in accordance with provisions of the law on social insurance, health insurance, and unemployment insurance, and annual leave payment in accordance with the regulations.

Under Clause 3, Article 169 of the Labor Law 2019, an employee who suffers from work capacity reduction, doing laborious, toxic, or dangerous works, working in highly disadvantaged areas may retire up to five years earlier than the normal retirement age.

The Circular came into force on March 1.

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New dimensional poverty line for 2022-2025. (Photo: VN Express)

New dimensional poverty line for 2022-2025

Decree No. 07/2021/ND-CP of the Government on the multidimensional poverty line for the 2022-2025 period is scheduled to take effect from March 15, 2021.

Under the new Decree, a person is considered poor if his/her monthly income is VND 1,500,000 and VND 2,000,000 for rural and urban areas, respectively, Vietnamnet reported.

He/she is deprived of access to six basic social services namely job, healthcare, education, housing, clean water and sanitation, and information, up one service from the current norms.

The Decree specifies 12 indicators measuring the level of deprivation of access to basic social services: access to job, number of dependents, nutrition, health insurance, education level of adults, school attendance of children, housing quality, average housing area per capita, residential water sources, hygienic latrines and toilets, telecom services; and assets to serve information access.

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