Vietnam: 05 Requirements for rural environmental protection from 2022

Vietnam: 05 Requirements for rural environmental protection from 2022
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Below is the remarkable new content specified in Law on Environmental Protection 2020 , replacing Law on Environmental Protection 2014 .

According to Clause 1, Article 58 of Vietnam's Law on Environmental Protection 2020, the requirements for rural environmental protection are as follows:

  • Organizations, households and individuals in Vietnam involved in handicraft production, agricultural production and processing must adhere to the planning and regulations of law on environmental protection without affecting ambient environment quality; waste must be collected, reused and treated in accordance with environmental protection requirements;
  • Rural residential clusters must have water drainage systems and take appropriate measures for waste treatment; waste aggregation points must be properly located; domestic animals must not be pastured in public places; autonomy in environmental protection is encouraged;

  • Landscapes, trees, lakes, ponds and surface water ecosystems; water sources must be preserved, protected, remediated and improved;

  • Waste generated in rural areas must be managed in accordance with law; organic domestic waste, waste generated from livestock production and processing, and agricultural by-products must be recalled, reused or used as production materials;

  • Rural environmental quality must be monitored and assessed; pollution areas must be determined, zoned, dealt with, improved and remediated and measures must be implemented to improve environmental quality.

More details can be found in Vietnam's Law on Environmental Protection 2020, effective from January 1, 2022.

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