Vietnam: Incentives for entities involved in investment in and provision of domestic solid waste treatment services

On November 17, 2019, the National Assembly of Vietnam approved the Law on Environmental Protection 2020, replacing the Law on Environmental Protection 2014.

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According to Article 78 of the Law on Environmental Protection 2020 of Vietnam, domestic solid waste treatment for the purpose of environmental protection are specified as follows:

- The State shall encourage and provide incentives for entities involved in investment in and provision of domestic solid waste treatment services; encourage co-processing of domestic solid waste.

- People’s Committees at all levels shall select domestic solid waste treatment facilities through bidding in accordance with regulations of law on bidding. In case of failure to make a selection through bidding, the method of order placement or task assignment shall be adopted as prescribed by law.

- Domestic solid waste treatment providers must fulfill environmental protection requirements as prescribed by this Law. It is not recommended to make investment in domestic solid waste treatment providers that cover only one commune.

- Domestic solid waste must be treated using appropriate technologies and satisfying technical regulations on the environment. The Government shall provide for a roadmap for restricting treatment of domestic solid waste using direct landfill disposal technology.

- The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment shall promulgate criteria for domestic solid waste treatment technologies; provide guidelines for domestic solid waste treatment models in urban and rural areas.

- Provincial People’s Committees shall formulate planning and reserve land area for domestic solid waste treatment facilities, promptly transfer land to build and operate domestic solid waste treatment facilities within their provinces; provide funding for construction and operation of systems for collection, storage, transfer, transport and treatment of domestic solid waste treatment; works, measures and public equipment serving domestic solid waste management within their provinces.

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

Ty Na

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