Vietnam Vietnam develops implementation schedule of new Law on Environmental Protection

On March 12, 2021, the Prime Minister of Vietnam promulgated the Prime Minister’s Decision 343/QD-TTg on the Implementation Plan of Law No. 72/2020/QH14 on Environmental Protection. This plan mainly indicates the following three points:

  1. Publicity and training on the Law on Environmental Protection
  2. Review of legal documents
  3. Enactment of legal documents on detailed provisions and implementation guidance of the Law on Environmental Protection.

The original text of this plan can be downloaded from the following URL
http://congan.dienbien.gov.vn/download/vthd/Quyet-dinh-so-343-QD-TTg-ngay-12-3-2021/#

 

With regard to “3.” above, the laws and regulations to be led by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) in the Annex “List of Laws and Regulations Planned to be Prepared and Lead Agency” of this plan are as follows:

No Name of Document Type of Legislation Scheduled Date
1 Detailing the multiple provisions of the Law on Environmental Protection Governmental Decree Sep., 2021
2 Detailing the reduction of greenhouse gases and the protection of the ozone layer Governmental Decree Sep., 2021
3 Penalties for administrative violations in the field of environmental protection Governmental Decree 2022
4 Promulgating various plans on environmental management of surface water of rivers and lakes among provinces Prime Minister’s Decision 2021 to 2025
5 Promulgating a national plan on air quality management Prime Minister’s Decision
6 Establishing a plan for the treatment, remediation, and restoration of areas of particularly serious soil pollution Prime Minister’s Decision
7 Establishing a list of greenhouse gas emitting sectors and facilities to be inspected Prime Minister’s Decision Oct., 2021
8 Promulgating indicators for environmental protection in the context of rural development. Prime Minister’s Decision Oct., 2021
9 Detailing the implementation of the Law on Environmental Protection MONRE’s Circular Oct., 2021
10 Detailing the provisions on climate change in the Law on Environmental Protection MONRE’s Circular Oct., 2021
11 Defining in detail the divided contents of the Law on Environmental Protection People Committee’s Decision
12 Specifying in detail the assigned content of the Law on Environmental Protection People Committee’s Resolution