The Presidential Office announced four new Laws and one Ordinance at a press briefing in Hanoi on July 5.
They include the Laws on Anti-Terrorism, Science and Technology,
Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, and National Defence and
Security Education, and the Ordinance on amendments and supplements to a
number of articles of the Ordinance on Foreign Exchange.
effect on October 1, 2013, the Law on Anti-Terrorism includes eight
chapters and 51 articles which stipulate regulations, policies, measures
and anti-terrorism forces, as well as international cooperation and
responsibilities of organisations and individuals in the fight against
Accordingly, the Anti-Terrorism Steering Board will
be established at national, ministry and provincial levels. The
anti-terrorism force groups agencies under the Ministry of Public
Security and the Ministry of National Defence.
In the event of a terrorist attack, multiple forces will be mobilised with police and military units playing a key role.
The Law on Science and Technology, meanwhile, lays down incentives in
the use of human resources, including talents at home and abroad as well
as foreign experts in this field.
It will come into force on January 1, 2014.-VNA