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Vietnam: Government to issue decree on casinos

24 December 2008

VIETNAM -- As reported by VietNamNet Bridge: "Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has agreed in principle to the construction of a large tourism and entertainment centre with a casino on Phu Quoc Island off the southern province of Kien giang. He has also asked the Ministry of Planning and Investment to compile a decree on casino business.

"The Prime Minister told the Ministry of Construction to urgently check and amend the general plan of construction for Phu Quoc Island to 2030.

"...Though the government doesn't have a policy that licences casino in Vietnam, many provinces are asking for the government's permission for casino business, because to attract large tourism projects, they can't neglect casinos..."

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