PM issues plan on implementation of Law on Vietnam Coast Guard

Economy, Vietnam, Vietnam Finance News

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 – 21:13:00 Print

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Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a plan to implement
the 2018 Law on Vietnam Coast Guard.

The Law
on Vietnam Coast Guard was adopted at the sixth session of the 14th National
Assembly in November 2018. It will come into force from July 1 with eight
chapters and 41 articles.

month, ministries, sectors and authorities at the provincial level will begin the
revision of legal documents on Vietnam’s coast guard and relevant documents,
and then report to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) before submitting to the PM.
They are also asked to propose ideas to amend, replace, repeal and issue new
documents in accordance with the law.

The MoD
is set to work with competent agencies to devise legal documents on the
implementation of the law, which will take effect simultaneously on July 1.

In 2019
and upcoming years, the ministry will host activities to disseminate the law
and provide guiding documents to raise public awareness in the building of the Vietnamese
coast guard.

The PM
also ordered refresher courses on the law for leaders at ministerial and
provincial levels and armed forces to raise leadership capacity, guidance and
implementation in a synchronous, practical and effective manner.

From 2020
to 2025, the ministry will be responsible for the building of a plan and
project restructuring the current Vietnam coast guard training centre to
realise targets of a resolution adopted at the eight meeting of the 12th Party
Central Committee on the strategy
for the sustainable development of the marine economy to 2030, with a vision to

The Law on Vietnam Coast Guard defines the role
and position of the Vietnamese coast guard as the specialised forces of the
State, playing the core role in enforcing laws, protecting national security,
and maintaining order and safety at sea.

The law also prescribes seven groups of tasks
and 19 powers of the Vietnamese coast guard, international cooperation, and
coordination activities. –VNA 


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