The Government on May 6 issued Decree No. 44/2015/ND-CP, in replacement of Decree No. 08/2005/ND-CP, to detail the elaboration, appraisal and approval of construction master plans for regions, special-function zones and rural areas.
As agreed by the Prime Minister, from June 30, inter-provincial regions, special-function zones, regions lying along national highways and inter-provincial economic corridors may establish their construction master plans in accordance with the socio-economic development strategy and master plans in order to manage and ensure the effective allocation of national resources for construction.
Provincial regions are allowed to make regional construction master plans to serve as a basis for planning construction in district regions, inter-district regions, urban areas and special-function zones in provinces.
Under the new regulation, special-function zones of at least 500 hectares each may carry out general planning of construction as a basis for planning of sub-zones and construction detailed planning, while sub-zone construction planning will be carried out for a special-function zone of under 500 hectares.
General planning of construction is also required for communes to concretize construction master plans of provincial regions and district regions, and serve as a basis for identifying investment projects and making detailed plans on construction of rural residential quarters.
The Decree also prescribes the collection of comments on construction planning. Regarding rural construction planning, agencies in charge of planning are requested to work with communal-level People’s Committees to collect comments of agencies, organizations and representatives of communities involved in the planning process.-