Individuals and households would be permitted to build their own houses under urban development investment projects provided that they comply with the land and real estate business laws.
Such is highlighted in a draft decree designed by the Ministry of Construction to revise regulations on management of urban development investment and management of urban master plans.
According to the proposed amendments to Government Decree 11 of 2013 on management of urban development investment, urban development investment projects must be in conformity with urban planning levels. Project owners would have to complete the investment in infrastructure construction under investment phases and take management measures to ensure the compliance with projects’ contents and schedule.
The draft further says that the identification of areas subject to high requirements on management of landscape architecture, urban center areas and surrounding works as architectural highlights in urban areas, facades of regional- or higher-level roads and major landscape roads in urban areas must be based on the approved urban master plans and architecture management regulations as well as national technical regulations on construction, infrastructure and urban planning.
Provincial-level People’s Committees would be vested to decide on areas under projects where it is permitted to transfer land use rights to local inhabitants for building their own houses.
Noteworthily, the draft adds a new article on urban development programs, saying that such programs would be formulated for provinces and centrally run cities, and provincial or municipal cities, towns or townships.
Urban development programs would be reviewed and adjusted based on results of reviewing and evaluating their implementation in every five-year period or replaced with new ones when competent authorities issue new urban development objectives or approve new master plans, strategies, programs and plans.- (VLLF)