To focus on amending and perfecting policies and laws on fire safety in Vietnam

To focus on amending and perfecting policies and laws on fire safety in Vietnam
Trần Thanh Rin

Ministry of Construction of Vietnam issued Decision 319/QD-BXD dated 31/3/2023, which focuses on amending and perfecting policies and laws on fire safety work.

To focus on amending and perfecting policies and laws on fire safety in Vietnam

To focus on amending and perfecting policies and laws on fire safety in Vietnam (Internet image)

The Ministry of Construction of Vietnam issued Decision 319/QD-BXD dated March 31, 2023 promulgating a plan to implement Directive 01/CT-TTg dated January 3, 2023 on strengthening fire safety in the new situation.

To focus on amending policies and laws on fire safety in Vietnam

In order to strengthen fire safety in the new situation according to the Prime Minister's Directive, the Ministry of Construction sets out the key tasks specified in Decision 319/QD-BXD as follows:

- Focusing on seriously and effectively implementing Directive 47-CT/TW in 2015; Conclusion 02-KL/TW; Resolution 99/2019/QH14; Decision 630/QD-TTg in 2020; Decision 1492/QD-TTg in 2021; Official Dispatch 319/TB-VPCP dated October 5, 2022.

- Focusing on reviewing, amending, supplementing and perfecting policies and laws on fire prevention and fighting and rescue; timely responding to practical requirements of economic and social development, ensuring synchronism and consistency in the legal system.

- Continuing to improve standards, regulations, and procedures on fire prevention and rescue in accordance with practical conditions,
the country's socio-economic development situation and the management and production capacity of relevant organizations and individuals.

- Focusing on researching and developing strategies, plans, and plans for fire safety and rescue; especially in areas, national key works, urban areas, industrial parks, commercial zones with a high risk of fire and explosion, protection forests, and special-use forests.

- Developing and implementing synchronous planning of fire safety infrastructure in association with socio-economic development planning of branches, domains, and localities, building traffic, water supply, and communication networks; meeting the requirements for service of fire fighting and rescue.

- Tightening discipline and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of state management of fire prevention, fighting, and social reform.

All violations of fire safety and rescue must be strictly handled according to regulations and compulsorily remedied for establishments that fail to ensure fire safety and rescue conditions.

The inspection, examination, and guidance of establishments under their management must be strictly conducted according to regulations.

- Fully concretizing tasks and solutions, ensuring synchronization and consistency in the implementation of Directive 01/CT-TTg dated January 3, 2023.

Assigning and clearly defining the tasks of the units; upholding the responsibilities of heads of units and entities participating in construction investment activities in implementing assigned tasks.

The goal of strengthening fire safety work in the new situation in Vietnam

According to Decision 319/QD-BXD, the Ministry of Construction of Vietnam sets out the objectives of strengthening fire prevention and fighting work in the new situation as follows:

- Strictly implementing Directive 01/CT-TTg dated January 3, 2023, of the Prime Minister on strengthening fire prevention and fighting in the new situation; clearly defining specific key tasks for the units in the organization and implementation;

- Strengthening the state management of fire safety and rescue. Preventing and repelling fires that cause particularly serious consequences, causing death due to subjective causes.

Raising awareness of prevention, improving knowledge and skills to handle fire, explosion, and accident situations in fire safety and rescue;

- The implementation must be practical and effective in accordance with the actual situation; improve the efficiency of state management, promote the roles and responsibilities of the head, raise the people's awareness and knowledge in the observance of regulations on fire safety.

Decision 319/QD-BXD takes effect from the date of signing.

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