Regulations on construction of seaports, navigable channels regulated

Vietnamese organizations and individuals and foreigners investing in building seaports, ports, wharves, buoys, anchorage, transshipment areas and navigable channels must obey regulations in Decree No. 58/2017/NA�-CP and other related regulations.

The Decree stipulates some articles of the Viet Nam Maritime Law on maritime management activities, including investment, construction and exploitation of the construction and operation of seaports, navigable channels, maritime works, maritime signals, maritime announcements, maritime pilotage activities and management of vessels' operation at Viet Nam's harbors and waters.

The construction of the seaports, harbors, wharves, pier, mooring, trans-shipment and navigable channels must be suitable with the approved harbor system development plan and other related plans. In case the construction is different from the approved harbor system development plan, the project must be accepted by authorized agencies.

The investment in constructing seaports, harbors, wharves and navigable channels from the public investment resources must be realized as defined in the Law on Public Investment.

Source: Online Newspaper of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam