On the afternoon of May 17, the Ho Chi Minh City National Assembly Delegation worked with the Standing People’s Council and the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City to monitor the implementation of Resolution No. 54/2017 of the National Assembly on piloting specific mechanisms and policies for development. HCMC development.
In addition, the socio-economic performance of Ho Chi Minh City in the first 4 months of the year, directions and solutions for the last months of 2022 are also included in the monitoring content.
At the monitoring meeting, the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City proposed to pilot the organization of casinos in 5-star hotels and major tourist attractions. Vietnamese people who are 18 years old or older, have full civil and financial capacity, are allowed to participate. According to the Ho Chi Minh City government, this is a preferential policy for tourism investment, especially for international and regional amusement parks.
In order to develop the night economy, the Ho Chi Minh City government proposed the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to issue preferential policies on taxes, fees, fees… Karaoke bars, bars, discos at tourist accommodation establishments calendars of 4 stars or more or premium get unlimited hours of operation.
According to current regulations, karaoke and bars are open from 8 to 24 hours; The discotheque does not operate from 2 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In addition, Ho Chi Minh City also proposed to the National Assembly for comments to expand visa-free countries or implement the e-visa policy (e-visa), and extend the temporary stay for international visitors from 15 to 30. day.
At the monitoring meeting, Mr. Vo Van Hoan, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City pointed out some limitations in the implementation of Resolution 54. Accordingly, some contents of the implementation of Resolution 54 are still behind the expected plan due to opinions differ between ministries.
Some new issues are complicated, have great impact and long-term, so it is necessary to study before implementing them before considering and deciding. In addition, the financial mechanism has not been promoted as expected, the city does not have enough capital to meet the increasing demand for infrastructure investment.
Over the past 4 years, Ho Chi Minh City has not generated land use levy when selling public properties of central units in the city. Therefore, the city has not yet been entitled to 50% of this amount to invest in socio-economic infrastructure under the investment task of the city.
The city also has not had a source of revenue for equitization of state-owned enterprises because the implementation of equitization of enterprises in previous years encountered difficulties due to the lack of regulations guiding the land use plan of enterprises when equitization.
Mr. Vo Van Hoan said that the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has directed relevant departments and branches to advise on a plan to develop a proposal to submit to the Government for submission to the National Assembly for promulgation of a resolution to replace Resolution 54.
According to this plan, in June 2022, the city will hold a conference to collect opinions from ministries, central agencies, city leaders over time, city National Assembly deputies, experts, etc. Public opinion of all classes of people on the draft report on the implementation of Resolution 54 and the draft of new resolutions.
Commenting on Ho Chi Minh City’s proposals regarding the pilot casino organization, National Assembly deputy Nguyen Thi Hong Hanh, Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Justice suggested the city consider social impacts. Avoid conflicting opinions, objections, especially for Vietnamese over 18 years old to enter the casino.
Concluding the monitoring session, National Assembly delegate Van Thi Bach Tuyet, Deputy Head of the Ho Chi Minh City National Assembly Delegation’s specialized delegation, asked the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee to review more closely the proposals to the Central Committee. After reaching agreement, it is expected that this weekend the Ho Chi Minh City National Assembly Delegation will send a document to the National Assembly on the city’s proposals.
Casinos in Vietnam before 2017 are only for foreigners. In 2017, the Government’s Decree 03 allowed a pilot for Vietnamese over 21 years old to enter and play at casino business sites implemented in the investment project of a service, tourism and general entertainment area with a casino. at locations that meet the provisions of the Decree and are permitted by the competent authority.
Players must ensure the capacity for civil acts, have a regular income of 10 million VND/month or more (or be taxed at level 3 (10-18 million VND per month) or more according to the provisions of Law No. personal income tax.
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