By the end of 2021, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) will promulgate 15 environmental technical regulations on environmental quality (5), waste (4), and imported scraps as raw materials for production.
These draft regulations have been compiled based on references and modifications of regulations from developed countries, typically the Republic of Korea, and countries, which have more or less similar development level to Vietnam.
The new technical regulation will be a foundation to implement the revised Law on Environmental Protection 2020, which will be valid from the beginning of 2022. The MONRE aims to issue 31 environmental technical regulations in the period of 2020 – 2021. Of which, 25 will replace the 48 current regulations and 6 are new regulations. In 2022, MONRE will promulgate other 15 environmental technical regulations.
Sources & further information: “New environmental standards to better protect the environment: Deputy minister” at https://en.vietnamplus.vn, “Từ nay đến cuối năm, Bộ TN&MT có thể ban hành 15 quy chuẩn môi trường” at https://video.baotainguyenmoitruong.vn, and “Xây dựng các Quy chuẩn môi trường là cơ sở để đưa Luật Bảo vệ môi trường vào đời sống” at http://vea.gov.vn, accessed at 19 August 2021.