return icon Vietnamnet.vn

PM requests tighter control of industrial park planning

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered the Ministry of Planning and Investment, along with relevant ministries and localities, to further intensify their management of industrial park planning.

 

 

{keywords}

By late 2018, Vietnam had 236 industrial parks and export processing zones with a total area of 95,600 hectares; but only 73.9 per cent of the total was put into operation. (Illustrative photo) 

 

 

The move came after local media reported that several experts had raised concerns regarding the lack of control over the planning process. Many believe that if no strict management and appraisal is applied to industrial parks (IPs), it could lead to a wave of converting land areas within IPs into residential areas in order to seek higher profits.

Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper quoted comments from Dang Hung Vo, former Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment as saying that a thorough review of industrial zone planning is urgently needed. While there are many difficulties in making adjustments to IP planning in developed countries, this process is quite simple in Vietnam.

As of late 2018, Vietnam had 236 industrial parks and export processing zones with a total area of 95,600 hectares. However, 73.9 per cent of the total was put into operation.

The government has recently issued Decree No.37 on prescribing the detailed implementation of some articles of the Planning Law. The decree came into force as of May 7.

The decree clearly states that the time limit for outlining national master plans, national maritime space plans, national land use plans, and regional plans cannot exceed 30 months from the date when the planning tasks are approved.

Moreover, the time limit for setting up national master plans, national maritime space plans, and regional plans cannot surpass 18 months after the planning tasks are approved. The limit is extended to 24 months for sectoral and provincial plans.

National planning database system

According to the decree, a national information and database system on planning is to be developed into a portal that connects ministries, ministerial-level agencies, and a provincial-level People’s Committees and then matches them with the Vietnam e-Government Architecture Framework.

The system is to be digitized and integrated with the national geographic database. It will be appraised in accordance with legal regulations.

It will be designed to specifically update dossiers on national, regional, and provincial planning, specialized technical planning, special administrative-economic unit planning, and urban and rural planning. Particularly, it aims to collect databases on marine and island resources, land use planning, and basic surveys on land use among others.

According to the decree, ministries, ministerial-level agencies, and provincial-level People's Committees are responsible for updating information and databases on plan-related dossiers into the national system within 10 days since the planning is adopted.

These stakeholders are also in charge of regularly updating the national system with specialized information and databases according to statistical periods and following the outcomes of surveys and measurements published.

VOV

MORE NEWS

American EDM band wants to 'bring Vietnamese music to the world'

Hotel Lobby - the famous EDM band in the US - has selected Vietnam as a destination in the near future.

Localizing construction of high-speed railways contributes to growth

Building a high-speed railway (250km/h) will facilitate the development of the entire railway industry, experts said.

A majestic pagoda in Tra Vinh Province

Phno Don is one of the biggest and most majestic of the 143 pagodas in Tra Vinh Province. It is a splendid example of Khmer architecture.

Vietnamese ICT enterprises more deeply involved in global value chain

Over 10 years ago, Vietnamese software companies performed only a few stages under orders from foreign partners but the work has now expanded.

China proposes re-signing protocol for seven kinds of Vietnamese fruit

China has proposed signing protocol for seven types of local fruit exported to the northern neighbour via official channels for stricter management, as is currently applied to durian and star apples.

10-year-old translator brings scientific knowledge closer to young readers

Children’s history book series, Unstoppable Us, by best-selling author Yuval Noah Harari, has been translated from English into Vietnamese by a 10-year-old translator and published by Omega Plus.

Floods kill five in central region

Heavy downpours and floods in the central region in the past few days claimed the lives of five people as of 5pm on December 6.

VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS DECEMBER 7

Vietnam spends nearly 190 million USD on importing pork in ten months

Vinfast faces challenges in North America

North America is a promising market, but it is not easy to be successful because there are many rivals there.

Festivities celebrate holiday season in HCM City

HCM City is preparing to launch a series of festivities to celebrate the New Year and Tet holidays (Lunar New Year).

Young driver offers thousands of free rides for poor patients

Dang Xuan Hieu, 24, has for four years given free trips to thousands of poor patients in Ha Giang Province.

Policies take effect in December 2022

Below are among new policies on import and export nomenclature, electricity generation price bracket, and licenses to manufacture tobacco products taking effect from December.

Finance Ministry to raise taxes on land and housing

Taxes on land and housing in Vietnam are far lower than those in other countries, exposing the need for higher tax rates to improve fiscal revenues.

Vietnam, RoK enter new chapter of cooperation

Vietnam and the Republic of Korea have entered a new chapter in their relationship as they upgraded to a comprehensive strategic partnership during President Nguyen Xuan Phuc's official visit to the country.
back_to_top