Households and individuals in Vietnam are required to perform the following 06 responsibilities

Recently, the National Assembly of Vietnam has approved the Law on Environmental Protection 2020, which replaces the Law on Environmental Protection 2014.

Hộ gia đình, cá nhân bắt buộc phải thực hiện 06 trách nhiệm, Luật Bảo vệ môi trường 2020

According to Article 60 of the Law on Environmental Protection 2020 of Vietnam, in order to protect the environment, households and individuals shall:

- minimize and classify domestic solid waste at source, collect and transport classified domestic waste to designated places;

- minimize, treat and discharge wastewater into designated places; not let domestic animals spoil hygiene in residential areas;

- not emit exhaust gases, make noises, vibration, and other impacts which cause negative impacts to the local community;

- pay the fees for waste collection, transport and treatment services as prescribed by law;;

- participate in environmental protection in residential community;

- have sanitation works as prescribed. In case of failure to have any work or equipment for wastewater treatment or construction, renovation or repair of a detached house in an urban area or high density residential area, it is required to construct and install  work or equipment for in situ wastewater treatment in accordance with environmental protection requirements as prescribed.

Besides, household scale livestock farms must maintain hygiene, not make noises and emit unpleasant odors; livestock waste must be collected and treated in accordance with regulations of law on environmental protection and other relevant regulations of law.

Note: Authorities appraising construction designs and issuing construction permits to construction works and residential houses of households and individuals in urban areas in accordance with regulations of law on construction shall appraise construction designs and issue construction permits, including works and equipment for in situ wastewater treatment in accordance with environmental protection requirements.

View more details at the Law on Environmental Protection 2020 of Vietnam, effective from January 01, 2022.

Ty Na

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