The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City proposed to the National Assembly to allow the pilot to organize casinos in hotels of 5 stars or more and for Vietnamese people aged 18 years and older with sufficient behavioral and financial capacity to participate.

On the afternoon of May 17, the National Assembly (NA) delegation in Ho Chi Minh City had a meeting to monitor Resolution 54 and the socio-economic situation in the first 4 months of 2022 for the City People’s Committee.

At the monitoring meeting, the City People’s Committee proposed to the National Assembly deputies delegation to ask the National Assembly to consult with the Government to direct the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to coordinate with ministries and branches to consider policies to promote economic development. the city’s nightlife.

Accordingly, it is proposed to allow Ho Chi Minh City to pilot the organization of casinos in 5-star hotels or more, major tourist attractions; and at the same time allow Vietnamese who are 18 years or older with full civil and financial capacity to participate.

Regarding tourism development, there are preferential policies for tourism investment, especially investment in amusement parks of international and regional stature.

Specifically, the city asked the delegation to propose to the National Assembly to assign the Government to direct the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on visa procedures for international visitors to Vietnam, such as: Consider expanding visa-exempt countries and implement policies e-visa; extending the temporary stay period for international visitors to Vietnam from 15 days to 30 days from the date of entry.

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The city also proposes that karaoke bars, bars and discos at tourist accommodation establishments of 4 stars or higher or high-class can operate without time limit. The remaining group has been extended its operation time compared to the current one. According to Decree 54, karaoke and bars are open from 8 am to 12 am; the discotheque does not operate from 2 am to 8 am.

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In addition, Ho Chi Minh City also proposed to the National Assembly to assign the Government to direct the Ministry of Finance to coordinate with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to have policies to support tourism businesses participating in tourism promotion programs, policies on fees and charges.

The city proposes to the National Assembly to direct the Ministry of Industry and Trade to reduce electricity prices for travel businesses and tourist attractions because travel businesses have also suffered heavy losses through the pandemic; directing the Ministry of Health to abolish the regulation of RT-PCR testing for international visitors to Vietnam who have had enough vaccinations to help Vietnam’s tourism industry gradually regain its competitiveness with other countries in the region, while still ensuring epidemic response efforts.

At the monitoring session, National Assembly delegate Nguyen Thi Hong Hanh (Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Justice) suggested considering social impacts, avoiding conflicting opinions and objections, especially for Vietnamese over 18 years old to enter the casino.

Deputy Head of the delegation in charge of the Ho Chi Minh City National Assembly Delegation Van Thi Bach Tuyet suggested that the City People’s Committee carefully review the proposals to the Central Committee, so that this weekend the delegation will send a document to the National Assembly on the city’s proposals.

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