Decree 37/2019/ND-CP elaboration of Law 21/2017/QH14 on Planning (Part 2)

1 Chapter I. GENERAL PROVISIONS


Section 3: PLANNING CONTENTS

Article 20. Contents of national comprehensive planning

National comprehensive planning shall contain at least:

1.  The contents specified in Point a Clause 2 Article 22 of the Law on Planning.

2.  Viewpoints and objectives for development:

a)    Viewpoints on national development during the planning period;

b)    Viewpoints on arrangement of space for socio - economic activities, defense and security activities, infrastructure development, resource use and environmental protection;

c)    Overall and specific viewpoints on national development for the planning that covers a period of 10 years with 30 - 50 year orientations.

3.  Forecasting of development trends and construction of development scenarios:

a)    Forecasting of social, economic, scientific and technological development and climate change trends that affect national development;

b)    Forecasting of situations that may happen due to effects of external factors, thereby affecting national development;

c)    Analysis of comparative advantages and development opportunities, difficulties and challenges for national development;

d)    Determination of key issues that need addressing and national breakthroughs made during the planning period;

dd) Construction and selection of national development scenarios during the planning period.

4.  Orientations for socio - economic spatial development:

a)    Determination of key regions that need investment, regions in which investment is encouraged and regions in which investment is restricted; areas that need conserving and are prohibited from exploitation and use;

b)    Orientations for distribution of space for development of key industries and prioritized fields during the planning period.

5.  Orientations for marine spatial development:

a)    Determination of marine space that is within sovereignty, sovereign rights and national jurisdiction of Vietnam and thus exploitation therein is allowed during the planning period;

b)    Determination of areas prohibited from exploitation, areas allowed for exploitation and use under certain conditions and within marine space during the planning period;

c)    Orientations for use of marine space by various sectors and fields.

6.  Orientations for national land use:

a)    Principles of orientation for land use;

b)    Orientations for use of land by each region according to quotas for use of agricultural land, forestry land, land for national defense purpose (hereinafter referred to as “national defense land”), land for security purpose (hereinafter referred to as “security land”), land used by

industrial parks, land used by economic zones, urban land and land for infrastructure development.

7.  Orientations for exploitation and use of airspace:

a)    Determination of flight information regions;

b)    Determination of airspace where the exploitation is under certain conditions;

c)    Determination of airspace prohibited from exploitation and airspace that need special protection for national defense and security purposes.

8.  Orientations for zoning and regional connection:

a)    Determination of conditions and criteria for zoning and zoning plan;

b)    Determination of comparative advantages of each region and orientations for regional development;

c)    Proposed connection plans regarding infrastructure and activities pertaining to economy, society, environment, national defense, security, natural disaster management and resilience to climate change.

9.  Orientations for development of national urban and rural system:

a)    Viewpoints and principles of urban and rural development during the planning period;

b)    Orientations for overall development of national urban and rural system:

c)    Orientations for distribution of large urban areas and connections between large urban areas nationwide;

d)    Orientations for distribution of population of territories.

10.  Orientations for development of national social infrastructure:

Orientations for spatial and resource arrangement and development during the planning period with regard to the network of press agencies, broadcasting and electronic information establishments and publishers; network of culture and sports facilities; network of public science and technology organizations; network of higher education institutions and pedagogical institutions; system of specialized educational institutions for disabled people and system of inclusive education development support centers; network of vocational education institutions; network of social support centers and system of sanatoriums taking care of people with meritorious services to the revolution; system of health facilities; tourism system; system of centers for national defense and security education; system of national reserve warehouses.

11.  Orientations for development of national engineering infrastructure:

Orientations for development and distribution of space and resources during the planning period with regard to the network of transport infrastructure; energy, electric power, petroleum and gas reserve and supply infrastructure; information and communications infrastructure; systems of works serving natural disaster management and irrigation system; system of fishing ports and anchorage for fishing vessels; network of hydrometeorological stations and environmental monitoring stations; system of fire prevention and fighting infrastructure; system of national defense works, military zones, ammunition depots and national defense industry.

12.  Orientations for use of national resources:

a)    Orientations for extraction and use of resources in coastal areas; extraction and use of water resources; protection and extraction of aquatic resources; forest management, protection and development;

b)    Orientations for geological baseline surveys of minerals; exploration, extraction, processing and use of industrial minerals, radioactive ores and minerals used as building materials.

13.  Orientations for environmental protection:

a)    Nationwide environmental zoning;

b)    Nature and biodiversity conservation targets; expected protected areas, high biodiversity areas, important wetlands, important ecological landscapes, biodiversity corridors, biodiversity conservation facilities;

c)    Orientations for national waste management;

d)    Distribution and arrangement of space for development of national environmental monitoring and warning stations.

14.  Orientations for natural disaster management and resilience to climate change:

a)    Determination of areas vulnerable to natural disasters, climate change and sea level rise;

b)    Zoning of risks of natural disasters, especially those related to storm, water level rise due to storms, floods, flash floods, landslides, coastal and riverbank erosion, drought, salinity intrusion.

15.  A list of nationally important projects and their execution in order of priority;

a)    Criteria for determining prioritized projects during the planning period:

b)    Justification for making a list of nationally important projects during the planning period; their execution in proposed order of priority and proposed execution phases.

16.  Solutions and resources for planning implementation:

a)    Solutions for raising investment;

b)    Mechanisms and policies;

c)    Environmental, scientific and technological solutions;

d)    Human resource development solutions; dd) International cooperation solutions;

e)    Solutions for organizing and supervising planning implementation;

17.  Planning reports, including consolidated and brief reports, national comprehensive planning diagrams, maps and database.

A list and scale of national comprehensive planning maps specified in Section I Appendix I hereof.

Article 21. Contents of national marine spatial planning

National marine spatial planning shall contain at least:

1.  The contents specified in Points a, b and c Clause 2 Article 23 of the Law on Planning.

2.  Forecasting of development context and scenarios; opportunities and challenges for use of marine space:

a)    Forecasting of trends in social, economic, scientific and technological development and global international relations and regions, which affect the use of marine space;

b)    Forecasting of development scenarios related to exploitation and use of marine space;

c)    Comparative advantages, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges facing the country in exploiting and using marine space.

3.  Viewpoints and objectives for development:

a)    Viewpoints on use of marine space, sustainable extraction and use of marine resources, and coastal environmental protection;

b)    Overall and specific viewpoints on marine space use and extraction and use of resources within marine space for the planning that covers a period of 10 years with 30 - 50 year orientations;

c)    Key issues that need addressing and breakthroughs in exploitation and use of marine space for economic, social and environmental activities during the planning period.

4.  Orientations for use of space for activities conducted in coastal areas, islands, archipelagoes, territorial waters and airspace that are within sovereignty, sovereign rights and national jurisdiction of Vietnam:

a)    Determination of conflicts between sectors and fields related to infrastructure, resource use and environmental protection upon use of marine space;

b)    Arrangement of space for development of technical and social infrastructure within marine space;

c)    Arrangement of space for urban and rural development in coastal areas and islands;

d)    Arrangement of space for cultural heritage conservation and development of tourism and sports areas within marine space;

dd) Arrangement of space for aquaculture and fishing within marine space;

e)    Orientations for arrangement of space for sustainable extraction and use of resources in coastal areas; exploration, extraction and processing of mineral resources within marine space;

g) Orientations for environmental protection, management, protection and development of coastal protection forests, and biodiversity conservation within marine space.

5.  Zoning of land within coastal areas, islands, archipelagoes, territorial waters and airspace that are within sovereignty, sovereign rights and national jurisdiction of Vietnam:

a)    Determination of areas that need special protection for the purposes of national defense and security assurance, environmental protection, conservation of ecosystem and artificial islands, and protection of offshore equipment and installations;

b)    Determination of vulnerable areas within marine space and proposed solutions for management and protection thereof;

c)    Zoning of areas where marine space is used and zoning of areas where resources are extracted and use within marine space;

d)    Zoning of land within coastal areas, islands and archipelagoes.

6.  Solutions and resources for planning implementation:

a)    Marine space mechanisms and policies;

b)    Environmental, scientific and technological solutions;

c)    Dissemination and awareness raising solutions;

d)    Human resource development solutions; dd) Solutions for raising investment;

e)    International cooperation solutions;

g) Solutions for organizing and supervising planning implementation.

7.  A list of nationally important projects and their execution in order of priority:

a)    Criteria for determining prioritized projects within marine space during the planning period:

b)    Justification for making a list of nationally important projects within marine space; their execution in proposed order of priority and proposed execution phases.

8.  Planning reports, including consolidated report and brief reports, national marine spatial planning diagrams, maps and database.

A list and scale of national marine spatial planning maps specified in Section II Appendix I hereof.

Article 22. Contents of national land use planning

National land use planning shall contain at least:

1.  Analysis and assessment of factors, natural conditions, resources and context that have direct effects and current use of land by sectors and fields:

a)    Natural conditions, resources and environment;

b)    Socio - economic development; field and sector development; population, employment, income and customs related to land use; urban and rural development;

c)    Effects of climate change on land use;

d)    State management of land related to the implementation of land use planning, including current use of land by each type of land, land use change by each type of land during the previous planning, economic, social and environmental effectiveness in using land;

dd) Results of implementation of land use planning during the previous period according to planning norms;

e)    Potential of land used in agricultural and non-agricultural fields and potential of unused land.

2.  Forecasting of trends in land use change:

a)    Agricultural land use change;

b)    Non-agricultural land use change;

c)    Unused land use change.

3.  Viewpoints and objectives for land use during the planning period:

a)    Viewpoints on use of agricultural land and non-agricultural land appropriate to the socio - economic development strategy and national comprehensive planning;

b)    Objectives for use of agricultural and non-agricultural land satisfying requirements for socio - economic development, national defense and security assurance, environmental protection, natural disaster management and resilience to climate change.

4.  Orientations for use of land for the planning that covers a period of 10 years with 30 - 50 year orientations.

5.  Plan for use of land achieving national objectives for socio - economic development, national defense and security assurance, environmental protection, natural disaster management and resilience to climate change.

6.  Area of national land used for specific purposes:

a)    Paddy land (including wet rice agricultural land that needs strict protection); protection forest land; special-use forest land; production forest land (including land for production forests that are natural forests);

b)    Land used by industrial parks; land used by economic zones; land used by hi-tech zones; urban land; national defense land; security land; land for development of national infrastructure, including land for transport, land for construction of cultural facilities, land for construction of health facilities, land for construction of educational and training institutions, land for construction of physical training and sports facilities, land for construction of energy facilities, land for construction of post and telecommunications facilities; land for construction of national reserve warehouses, land where historical and cultural sites/monuments exist; land for waste dumping and treatment;

c)    Unused land, including unused land that has been used during the planning period and remaining unused land.

7.  National and regional land use planning maps.

8.  Effects of the plan for spatial distribution and arrangement for land use on economy, society, environment, national defense and security.

9.  Solutions and resources for planning implementation:

a)    Solutions for land protection and improvement and environmental protection;

b)    Resources for land use planning implementation;

c)    Solutions for organizing and supervising planning implementation

10.  Planning reports, including consolidated report and brief reports, national land use planning diagrams, maps and database.

A list and scale of national land use planning maps specified in Section III Appendix I hereof.

Article 23. Contents of national infrastructure planning

National infrastructure planning shall contain at least:

1.  The contents specified in Points a, b, d and e Clause 3 Article 25 of the Law on Planning.

2.  Assessment of inter-agency and inter-regional connection; determination of socio - economic development requirements on infrastructure sector; opportunities and challenges for infrastructure sector development:

a)    Assessment of connection and uniformity of infrastructure sector nationwide; connection and uniformity between domestic infrastructure and regional and international infrastructure;

b)    Assessment of connection between national infrastructure sector and infrastructure systems of other fields/sectors concerned within a territory;

c)    Requirements imposed on the infrastructure sector for socio - economic development in terms of scale, technology and areas of distribution;

d)    Analysis and assessment of opportunities and challenges for infrastructure sector development during the planning period.

3.  Plan for development of infrastructure sector nationwide and in territories:

a)    Orientations for distribution of space for development of infrastructure sector nationwide and in territories;

b)    Determination of type, role, location, scale, orientations operation and use, and economic, technical and technological indicators associated with classification of important works of the national infrastructure sector in accordance with regulations of specialized law.

4.  A list of nationally important projects and prioritized projects of the sector and their execution in order of priority:

a)    Criteria for determining prioritized projects of the infrastructure sector during the planning period;

b)    Justification for making a list of nationally important projects and important projects of the national infrastructure sector; their execution in proposed order of priority and proposed execution phases.

5.  Solutions and resources for planning implementation:

a)    Solutions for raising investment;

b)    Mechanisms and policies by sector;

c)    Environmental, scientific and technological solutions;

d)    Human resource development solutions; dd) International cooperation solutions;

e)    Solutions for organizing and supervising planning implementation.

6.  Planning reports, including consolidated report and brief reports, national infrastructure planning diagrams, maps and database.

A list and scale of national infrastructure planning maps specified in Section IV Appendix I hereof.

7.  Detailed contents of each national infrastructure planning specified in Appendix II hereof.

Article 24. Contents of national resource use planning

National resource use planning shall contain at least:

1.  The contents specified in Points a and c Clause 4 Article 25 of the Law on Planning.

2.  Effects of exploration, extraction and use of resources on economy, society, national defense, security, environment, biodiversity and ecosystem services.

3.  Forecasting of scientific and technological advances and effects of socio - economic development on protection, exploration, extraction and use of national resources during the planning period:

a)    Forecasting of scientific and technological advances in exploration, extraction, selection and processing with a view to increasing effectiveness in exploration, extraction and use of resources and restoration of environment after resource extraction;

b)    Effects of socio - economic development on community’s awareness of resource protection

and reasonable and economical use of resources.

4.  Viewpoints and objectives for exploration, extraction and use of resources serving socio - economic development, national defense and security assurance, environmental protection, natural disaster management and resilience to climate change:

a)    Viewpoints on combination of resource exploration and extraction and processing industry development and economical, effective and sustainable use of resources;

b)    Overall and specific objectives for exploration, extraction and use of each type and group of resource for the planning that covers a period of 10 years with 30 - 50 year orientations.

5.  Determination of areas where resource extraction is prohibited or restricted, and areas where resource extraction and use are encouraged:

a)    Zoning of areas where resource extraction is prohibited during the planning period;

b)    Determination of areas where resource extraction is restricted; proposed eligibility requirements for extraction and resource management and protection solutions;

c)    Zoning of areas where resources are extracted and used; extraction and processing scale and capacity; requirements on resource extraction and processing technology; proposed solutions for increasing effectiveness in resource extraction and use and reducing adverse effects of resource extraction and use on the environment.

6.  Orientations for environmental protection, natural disaster management and resilience to climate change upon planning implementation:

a)    Responsibilities for environmental protection, natural disaster management and resilience to climate change upon extraction and use of resources;

b)    Forecasting of and proposed solutions for preventing environmental degradation risks posed by the extraction and use of resources under climate change;

c)    Proposed solutions for remedying environment during and after extraction and use of resources.

7.  Solutions and resources for planning implementation:

a)    Mechanisms and policies;

b)    Financial solutions and investment solutions;

c)    Scientific and technological solutions;

d)    Dissemination and awareness raising solutions; dd) Training and capacity improvement solutions;

e)    International cooperation solutions;

g) Planning implementation supervision and organization solutions;

8.  Planning reports, including consolidated report and brief reports, national resource use planning diagrams, maps and database.

A list and scale of national resource use planning maps specified in Section V Appendix I hereof.

9.  Detailed contents of each national resource use planning specified in Appendix III hereof.

Article 25. Contents of national environmental protection planning

National environmental protection planning shall contain at least:

1.  Assessment of status and changes in the quality of environment, natural landscapes and biodiversity; waste generation; effects of climate change; environmental management and protection:

a)    Natural conditions, current economy and society at the beginning of the planning period;

b)    Status at the beginning of the planning, changes in quality of the environment during the previous planning, including quality of soil in areas contaminated with toxic chemicals during  the war, areas with industrial parks, factories, chemical and agrochemical warehouses, landfills, traditional villages that have been shut down or moved, areas where toxic minerals are extracted or toxic chemicals are used to carry out extraction but the extraction has been done, farming  areas where plenty of chemicals are used in the areas under planning; quality of water in territorial waters, coastal areas, rivers, river sections, lakes, ponds, channels, ditches, especially  in areas with wastewater from different sources or large amounts of wastewater, environmentally sensitive area; quality of air in urban areas, densely populated areas, industrial production areas, traditional villages, areas with industrial emissions from different sources or large amounts of industrial emissions;

c)    Status at the beginning of the planning period, changes in natural landscapes and biodiversity nationwide, including natural landscapes, natural ecosystems, animal and plant species and genetic resources;

d)    Generation of waste during the previous planning and forecasting of scale and nature of waste generated during the planning period, including industrial wastewater, domestic wastewater and other types of waste; industrial emissions, emissions from vehicles, other emissions; ordinary industrial solid waste, construction solid waste, solid waste generated from agricultural


production and production of agricultural by-products; domestic waste in urban areas, rural areas and traditional villages; hazardous waste; other special waste;

dd) Effect of climate change during the previous planning and forecasting of effects of climate change on environmental quality and biodiversity during the planning period;

e)    Environmental management and protection, including state management of environment by ministries and local authorities; environmental management and protection by enterprises, communities and participation of social organizations and people; promulgation of legislative documents, technical regulations, standards, procedures and economic - technical norms for environment; approval for environmental impact assessment reports, environmental licensing, environmental inspections; environmental zoning; nature and biodiversity conservation; waste management; environmental monitoring and warning during the previous planning; main issues concerning the environment and challenges to the environment during the planning period.

2.  Environmental protection viewpoints, objectives, tasks and solutions:

a)    Viewpoints on environmental protection during the planning period;

b)    Overall and specific viewpoints on environmental protection for the planning that covers a period of 10 years with 30 - 50 year orientations;

c)    Environmental protection tasks and solutions, including minimization of effects of socio - economic development on the environment, pollution source control, waste management; environmental quality management and improvement, nature and biodiversity conservation;

d)    Principles and regulations on cooperate in implementing orientations, solutions for treating waste, including ordinary industrial waste, construction waste, industrial waste, agricultural waste, traffic waste, medical waste, radioactive waste and other waste.

3.  Orientations for environmental zoning; nature and biodiversity conservation; waste management; environmental monitoring and warning during the planning period:

a)    Orientations for nationwide environmental zoning by areas that need strict protection, areas where emission is restricted and other areas;

b)    Targets and orientations for establishment of high biodiversity areas, important natural landscapes, biodiversity corridors, protected areas, biodiversity conservation facilities;

c)    Orientations about locations, scale, types of waste, expected technologies and operational areas of national, regional and provincial centralized waste treatment complexes;

d)    Orientations about monitoring points, parameters and frequency of the national, inter- provincial and provincial soil, water and air monitoring and warning networks.

4.  A list of nationally important projects and prioritized projects on environmental protection and their execution in order of priority:

a)    Criteria for determining prioritized projects on environmental protection during the planning period;

b)    Justification for making a list of nationally important projects and important projects on environmental protection; their execution in proposed order of priority and proposed execution phases.

5.  Solutions and resources for planning implementation:

a)    Dissemination and awareness raising solutions;

b)    Mechanisms and policies;

c)    Scientific and technological solutions;

d)    Financial solutions and investment solutions; dd) Training and capacity improvement solutions;

e)    International cooperation solutions;

g) Planning implementation supervision and organization solutions.

6.  Planning reports, including consolidated report and brief reports, national environmental protection planning diagrams, maps and database.

A list and scale of national environmental protection planning maps specified in Section VI Appendix I hereof.

Article 26. Contents of national biodiversity conservation planning

National biodiversity conservation planning shall contain at least:

1.  Assessment of status, changes and management of biodiversity conservation:

a)    An overview of natural conditions, economy, society and environment nationwide;

b)    Assessment of status and changes in biodiversity in general and high biodiversity areas, important wetlands, important ecological landscapes, biodiversity corridors, protected areas, biodiversity conservation facilities; implementation of biodiversity conservation planning in the previous planning;

c)    Assessment of management of biodiversity in general and management of high biodiversity areas, important wetlands, important ecological landscapes, biodiversity corridors, protected areas, biodiversity conservation facilities;

d)    Assessment, analysis and forecasting of pressures and effects of socio - economic development, environment and climate change on biodiversity;

dd) Analysis and assessment of biodiversity conservation demand.

 

2.  Biodiversity conservation viewpoints, objectives, tasks and solutions:

a)    Viewpoints on biodiversity conservation during the planning period;

b)    Overall and specific objectives for conservation of biodiversity in general and high biodiversity areas, important wetlands, important ecological landscapes, biodiversity corridors, protected areas and biodiversity conservation facilities for the planning that covers a period of 10 years with 30 - 50 year orientations;

c)    Biodiversity conservation tasks and solutions during the planning period.

3.  Determination of names, geographic locations, scale, area, type, objectives and mechanisms and allocation of responsibility for management of high biodiversity areas, important wetlands, important ecological landscapes, biodiversity corridors, protected areas and biodiversity conservation facilities.

4.  A list of nationally important projects and prioritized projects on biodiversity conservation and their execution in order of priority:

a)    Criteria for determining prioritized projects on biodiversity conservation during the planning period;

b)    Justification for making a list of nationally important projects and important projects on biodiversity conservation; their execution in proposed order of priority and proposed execution phases.

5.  Solutions and resources for planning implementation:

a)    Dissemination and awareness raising solutions;

b)    Mechanisms and policies;

c)    Scientific and technological solutions;

d)    Financial solutions and investment solutions; dd) Training and capacity improvement solutions;

e)    International cooperation solutions;

g) Planning implementation supervision and organization solutions;

6.  Planning reports, including consolidated report and brief reports, national biodiversity conservation planning diagrams, maps and database.

A list and scale of national biodiversity conservation planning maps specified in Section VII Appendix I hereof.

Article 27: Contents of regional planning

Regional planning shall contain at least:

1.  Analysis and assessment of factors, natural conditions and specific resources of the region:

a)    Geographic location and natural conditions of the region;

b)    Current socio - economic development; natural resources and environment; urban and rural systems; infrastructure; inner-regional connection, connection between the region with other regional and international countries; regional resources that have been being exploited, potentials that have not yet been exploited; risks and effects of natural disasters and climate change on the region;

c)    The importance of the region for the country;

dd) Key issues that need addressing during the planning period.

2.  Regional development viewpoints and objectives:

a)    Viewpoints on regional development, arrangement of space for socio - economic activities, national defense and security activities, infrastructure development, resource use and environmental protection in the region during the planning period;

b)    Overall objectives for regional development for the planning that covers a period of 10 years with 20 - 30 year orientations;

c)    Specific objectives and targets for socio - economic development, national defense and security assurance, infrastructure development, resource use and environmental protection associated with arrangement of space for regional development during the planning period.

3.  Orientations for development of key sectors of the region:

a)    Determination of key sectors and objectives for development thereof;

b)    Arrangement of space for key sector development;

c)    Proposed solutions for key sector development.

4.  Plan for development, deployment, selection and allocation of development resources in the region:

a)    Arrangement of space for development of nationally important projects specified in the national planning in the region;

b)    Formulation and selection of a plan for regional spatial development, including development corridors and areas where development is encouraged; principles of organizing, managing and controlling urban and rural development in the region;

c)    Key tasks that need tackling and breakthroughs made by the region during the planning period;

d)    Orientations for distribution of resources in the region appropriate to the regional spatial development plan;

dd) Proposed plan for regional spatial arrangement and connection and regulations on cooperation in inter-provincial spatial arrangement and development.

5.  The content specified in Point d Clause 2 Article 26 of the Law on Planning.

6.  Orientations for development of regional infrastructure:

a)    Formulation of a plan to connect urban system at regional level, connect urban and rural areas, connect financial centers, industrial parks and concentrated production areas in the region;

b)    Determination of requirements on the system of regional infrastructure; orientations for distribution and development for the system of regional technical and social infrastructure specified in the national planning, plans to connect regional and inter-provincial infrastructure systems, including traffic network, electricity and energy supply networks, irrigation network, water supply and drainage network, wastewater treatment network, technical preparations, telecommunications network, hazardous waste treatment complexes and regional social infrastructure.

7.  Orientations for environmental protection, natural disaster management and resilience to climate change in the region:

a)    Orientations for a connection aimed at regional and inter-provincial environmental protection and protection of environment in inter-provincial river basins and inter-provincial coastal areas;

b)    Orientations for establishment of high biodiversity areas, important wetlands, important ecological landscapes, protected areas, biodiversity conservation facilities, inter-provincial biodiversity corridors;

c)    Orientations for development of dikes and infrastructure serving natural disaster management in the region;

d)    Orientations for spatial arrangement of regional and inter-provincial centralized waste treatment complexes, including their locations, scale, types of waste, expected technologies and operational area;

dd) Orientations for sustainable development of inter-provincial special-use forests, protection forests and production forests and development of forestry infrastructure;

e)    Regulations on cooperation in riverbed gravel and sand exploration and extraction, river bed, bank and terrace protection; cooperation in water resource extraction and river basin water pollution control; cooperation in natural disaster management and resilience to climate change;

g) Regulations on cooperation in implementing regional environmental protection and management solutions.

8.  Orientations for river basin water resource extraction and protection in the region:

a)    Orientations for water function zoning; orientations for prioritized distribution of water in normal circumstances and in cases of drought or water shortage; orientations for standby water supply; orientations for water resource monitoring system and water extraction and use system; orientations for works serving regulation, extraction, use and development of water resources;

b)    Orientations for solutions for protecting water resources, restoring polluted, degraded or exhaustible water resources to ensure their functions; orientations for system for monitoring water quality and discharge of wastewater into water resources;

c)    Orientations for solutions for preventing and remedying damage caused by water.

9.  A list of prioritized projects and their execution in order of priority:

a)    Criteria for determining prioritized projects of the region during the planning period;

b)    Justification for making a list of important projects of the region; their execution in proposed order of priority and proposed execution phases.

10.  Solutions and resources for planning implementation:

a)    Regional connection mechanisms and policies;

b)    Solutions for raising investment;

c)    Human resource development solutions;

d)    Environmental, scientific and technological solutions;

dd) Solutions for managing and controlling urban and rural area development;

e)    Solutions for organizing and supervising planning implementation.

11.  Planning reports, including consolidated and brief reports, regional planning diagrams, maps and database.

A list and scale of regional planning maps specified in Section VIII Appendix I hereof.

Article 28. Contents of provincial planning

Provincial planning shall contain at least:

1.  Analysis, assessment and forecasting of specific local factors and development conditions:

a)    Geographic location, natural and social conditions, natural resources and environment;

b)    The importance of the province for the region and country;

c)    Region, country and international countries' factors and conditions affecting provincial development;

d)    Risks and effects of natural disasters and climate change on the province.

2.  Assessment of current socio-economic development, use of land and urban and rural systems:

a)    Current economic development and development of agriculture, industry and services within the province; capability for mobilizing resources;

b)    Status of social fields and sectors, including population, employment, health, education, culture, sports, science and technology;

c)    Land potentials and current use of land by the province, reasonableness and efficiency in land use by the province;

d)    Current development and conformity of spatial distribution and development of urban and rural area systems, dedicated areas, technical and social infrastructure within the province;

dd) Determination of deficiencies and limitations that need overcoming; analysis and assessment of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges.

3.  Provincial development viewpoints and objectives and selection of provincial development plan:

a)    Viewpoints on provincial development, arrangement of space for socio - economic activities, defense and security activities, infrastructure development, resource use and environmental protection within the province during the planning period;

b)    Construction of provincial development scenarios and selection of a provincial development plan;

c)    Overall objectives for provincial development for the planning that covers a period of 10 years with 20 - 30 year orientations;

d)    Specific objectives and targets for socio - economic development, national defense and security assurance, infrastructure development, resource use and environmental protection associated with arrangement of space for provincial development during the planning period;

dd) Key tasks that need tackling and breakthroughs made by the province during the planning period.

4.  Orientations for development of key sectors within the province:

a)    Determination of key sectors and objectives for development thereof;

b)    Arrangement of space for key sector development;

c)    Proposed solutions for key sector development.

5.  Selection of a plan to organize socio-economic activities:

a)    Spatial arrangement of important works and projects, and protected areas specified in the national and regional planning within the province;

b)    Formulation of a plan to connect provincial infrastructure system with national and provincial infrastructure systems;

c)    Formulation of a plan for spatial arrangement of provincial socio-economic activities, determination of areas where the development is encouraged and restricted;

d)    Proposed plan for spatial arrangement and connection of socio-economic activities within the province, regulations on cooperation in inter-district spatial arrangement and development;

dd) Selection of a plan for arrangement of space for development and allocation of resources to socio - economic activities, defense and security activities and provincial and inter-district environmental protection.

6.  The contents specified in Points d, dd, e, g, h, i and k Clause 2 Article 27 of the Law on Planning.

7.  Formulation of a plan to allocate and zone land by dedicated areas and type of land up to district level:

a)    Orientations for use of land by the province during the planning period;

b)    Determination of quotas for use of land by type, including those for use of land allocated by the national land use planning and use of land on demand from the province: land for cultivation of perennial plants; rural residential land; urban residential land; land for construction of office buildings; land for construction of office buildings of service providers; land for construction of diplomatic facilities; land used by industrial clusters; land for trading and service purposes; land used by non-agricultural producers; land for mining activities; land where historical - cultural sites/monuments exist; land where landscapes exist; land for provincial infrastructure development, including land for construction of cultural facilities, health facilities, educational and training institutions, physical training and sports facilities, land for transport, land for irrigation, land for construction of energy facilities, land for construction of posts and telecommunication works; land for construction of religious establishments; land for construction of cemeteries, funeral homes and crematoria;

c)    Determination of quotas for use of land by dedicated areas, including agricultural production areas, forestry areas, tourism areas, protected areas, industrial development areas, urban areas, trade and service centers, rural residential areas;

d)    Consolidation and balancing of land use demand, allocation and zoning of land specified in Point b of this Clause up to district level;

dd) Determination of area of land that needs appropriating to construct works and execute projects on use of land for the purposes specified in Articles 61 and 62 of the Law on Land No. 45/2013/QH13 during the planning period up to the district level.

e)    Determination of area of land that need repurposing during the planning period as prescribed in Points a, b, c, d and e Clause 1 Article 57 of the Law on Land No. 45/2013/QH13 up to the district level;

g)  Determination of area of unused land that is used during the planning period up to district level;

h)  Creation of a provincial land use planning scheme map.

8.  Inter-district and district construction planning scheme:

a)    Determination of area, nature and key orientations for development of inter-districts and districts;

b)    Arrangement of system of towns and commune center clusters on demand for production and population distribution in each inter-district and district;

c)    Orientations about social and technical infrastructure by each inter-district and district.

9.  Plan to protect environment, conserve nature and biodiversity within the province:

a)    Principles of and regulations on cooperation in implementing provincial environmental protection and management solutions;

b)    A plan for environmental zoning by areas that need strict protection, areas where emission is restricted and other areas that have been mentioned in the national environmental protection planning;

c)    Determination of objectives and targets for provincial biodiversity conservation; names, geographic locations, scale, area, objectives, organization and solutions for management of high biodiversity areas, important wetlands, important ecological landscapes, biodiversity corridors, protected areas and biodiversity conservation facilities within the province;

d)    A plan regarding locations, scale, types of waste, expected technologies and operational areas of national and regional centralized waste treatment complexes that have been mentioned in the national environmental protection planning within the province;

dd) A plan regarding the national, inter-provincial and provincial soil, water and air quality monitoring points, parameters and frequency that have been mentioned in the national comprehensive environmental monitoring planning;

e)    A plan for sustainable development of special-use forests, protection forests and production forests and development of forestry infrastructure within the province;

g) Spatial arrangement of inter-district cemeteries and waste treatment complexes.

10.  A plan to protect, extract and use resources within the province:

a)    Zoning for extraction, use and protection of resources within the province;

b)    Detailed delineation of mining areas, type of mineral to be explored and extracted and the progress in exploration and extraction; exploration and extraction areas that are limited by the straight lines connecting the points of closed angles shown on the topographic map of the national coordinate system at an appropriate scale.

11.  A plan to extract, use and protect water resources, prevent and remedy damage caused by water:

a)    Water function zoning; determination of rate and prioritized distribution of water in normal circumstances and in cases of drought or water shortage; determination of standby water supply; determination of water resource monitoring system and water extraction and use system; determination of works serving regulation, extraction, use and development of water resources;

b)    Determination of solutions for protecting water resources, restoring polluted, degraded or exhaustible water resources to ensure their functions; determination of the system for monitoring water quality and discharge of wastewater into water resources;

c)    Overall assessment of effectiveness and current effects of the solution for preventing and remedying damage caused by water; determination of solutions for increasing quality and effectiveness of prevention, remediation, warning, forecasting and minimization of damage caused by water.

12.  A plan for natural disaster management and resilience to climate change within the province:

a)    Zoning of risks of each type of natural disaster within the province;

b)    Principles of and regulations on cooperation in implementing the natural disaster risk management solution;

c)    Formulation of a plan for natural disaster management and resilience to climate change within the province;

d)    Formulation of a plan for flood control on river routes with dikes, plan for development of systems of dikes and infrastructure serving natural disaster management within the province.

13.  List of projects of the province and their execution in order of priority:

a)    Criteria for determining prioritized projects of the province during the planning period;

b)    Justification for making a list of important projects of the province; their execution in proposed order of priority and proposed execution phases.

14.  Solutions and resources for planning implementation:

a)    Solutions for raising investment;

b)    Human resource development solutions;

c)    Environmental, scientific and technological solutions;

d)    Connection mechanisms and policies;

dd) Urban and rural area development management and control solutions;

e)    Planning implementation supervision and organization solutions;

15.  Planning reports, including consolidated and brief reports, provincial planning diagrams, maps and database.

A list and scale of provincial planning maps specified in Section IX Appendix I hereof.