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New policies come into effect from January 2020

Minimum regional wage has been increased since 1st January 2020; Prisoners are permitted to receive gifts from family 2 times per month via Post are new policies come to effect from January 2020.

Minimum regional wage has been increased since 1st January 2020

The Decree No. 90/2019 /ND-CP dated 15th November 2019 of the Government stipulating the minimum regional wage for employees working under labor contracts takes effect from 1st January 2020.

Accordingly, from 1st January 2020, the minimum regional wage will increase from VND 150,000 to VND 240,000 compared to the rate applied in 2019.

In specific, the minimum wage of Region I increased from VND 4,180,000 per month to VND 4,420,000 per month; Region II’s increases from VND 3,710,000 per month to VND 3,920,000 per month; Region III’s increases from VND 3,250,000 per month to VND 3,430,000 per month; Region IV’s increases from VND 2,920,000 per month to VND 3,070,000 per month.

Prisoners are permitted to receive gifts from relatives 2 times per month via Post

According to Circular No. 182/2019/TT-BQP of the Ministry of National Defense permitting prisoners to meet relatives; receive and send mail; receive gifts and contact relatives by phone will come into effect from 22nd January 2020. Each month, prisoners will be permitted to receive gifts sent by relatives 2 times, each time weight shall not exceed 03 kg. If their relatives send only 01 time per month, the weight shall not exceed 06 kg.