Law on Construction in Vietnam No. 50/2014/QH13 dated June 18, 2014 takes effect on January 01, 2015 (replaces the Law on Construction in Vietnam No. 16/2003/QH11 dated November 26, 2003, Law No. 38/2009/QH12 dated November 13, 2009) prescribes some new provisions, such as: interpret more clearly of such terms as construction investment prefeasibility study report, construction investment feasibility study report, etc (Article 3), new content about investors (Article 7), prohibited acts (Article 12), appraisal councils and contents of appraisal of construction planning tasks  and plan (Article 33), publicization of construction planning (Article 40), appraisal of construction investment projects (Article 56), hiring of consultants for construction investment project management (Article 65), requirement on construction design (Article 79), conditions for granting construction permits for works in urban areas (Article 91), conditions for granting construction permits for separate houses (Article 93) and many other new provisions. 

DMS Law office in Vietnam advises the following contents: 

Construction planning and bases for construction planning in Vietnam

Requirements and compliance principles on construction planning in Vietnam

Review of construction planning in Vietnam

Responsibility to collect comments on construction planning in Vietnam

Forms and time of collecting comments on construction planning in Vietnam

Selection of construction planning consultancy organizations in Vietnam

Funds for construction planning in Vietnam

Order of construction planning and approving construction planning in Vietnam

Archive of construction plan dossiers in Vietnam

Regional construction planning and responsibility to organize regional construction planning in Vietnam

Regional construction planning tasks and contents of regional onstruction plans in Vietnam

Particular-function zones and responsibility to plan construction of particular-function zones in Vietnam

Levels of particular-function zone construction planning in Vietnam

General planning for construction of particular-function zones in Vietnam

Sub-zone planning for construction of particular-function zones in Vietnam

Detailed planning for construction in particular-function zones in Vietnam

Classification of construction investment projects in Vietnam

Order of construction investment in Vietnam

Requirements on construction investment projects in Vietnam

Organizational forms of construction investment project management in Vietnam

Specialized construction investment project management units, regional construction investment project management units in Vietnam

Single-project construction investment project management units in Vietnam

Hiring of consultants for construction investment project management in Vietnam

Contents of construction investment project management in Vietnam

Management of implementation schedules of construction investment projects in Vietnam

Rights and obligations of project owners in the formulation and management of implementation of construction investment projects in Vietnam

Rights and obligations of construction investment project management units in Vietnam

Rights and obligations of construction investment project formulation consultancy and management contractors in Vietnam

Rights and responsibilities of construction investment project-appraising agencies and organizations in Vietnam

Rights and responsibilities of construction investment deciders in Vietnam

Works subject to, and types of, construction permits in Vietnam

Major contents of a construction permit in Vietnam

Conditions for granting construction permits for works in urban areas in Vietnam

Conditions for granting construction permits for works not built in lines outside urban areas in Vietnam

Conditions for granting construction permits for separate houses in Vietnam

Conditions for granting construction permits with definite terms in Vietnam

Dossiers of application for new construction permits in Vietnam

Dossiers of application for construction permits for repair and renovation of works in Vietnam

Dossiers of application for construction permits for relocation of works in Vietnam

Adjustment of construction permits in Vietnam

Extension of construction permits in Vietnam

Re-grant of construction permits in Vietnam

Withdrawal or cancellation of construction permits in Vietnam 

Process of grant, re-grant, adjustment and extension of construction permits in Vietnam 

Competence to grant, adjust, extend, re-grant and withdraw construction permits in Vietnam

Responsibilities of agencies competent to grant construction permits in Vietnam

Responsibilities of agencies and organizations related to the grant of construction permits in Vietnam

Rights and obligations of construction permit applicants in Vietnam

The Law on Construction applies to domestic agencies, organizations, individuals; foreign organizations, individuals conducting construction investment activities in the territory of Vietnam. In case a treaty to which the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a contracting party contains provisions different from those of this Law, the provisions of that Treaty will prevail./.