Green and clean: environmental regulation and management in Vietnam
Important, wide-ranging and complicated as it is, the environmental question inevitably requires state administration in present days. In Vietnam, the State has enough practical conditions for performing this task as it is the owner of most natural resources, including land, forests, rivers, lakes and mineral resources, which all constitute important factors and components of the living environment. As the owner, the State has full power to formulate a regime of management, use and protection of those resources.
New law on environmental protection
The 2005 Environmental Protection Law (EPL), which was passed last November by the XIth National Assembly, took effect on July 1, 2006. Apart from provisions on environmental protection activities, the 2005 EPL provides for policies, measures and resources as well as rights and responsibilities of organizations, households and individuals for environmental protection.