New decree 54/2021/NĐ-CP on preliminary environmental impact assessment


Decree 54/2021/NĐ-CP, issued and in forced on 21/05/2021, regulates investment projects subject to preliminary environmental impact assessment (PEIA) and subsequent contents of assessment.

Investment projects subject to PEIA include: (1) public investment projects, (2) Public-Private Partnership projects, (3) projects subject to the approval for investment policies, and (4) projects subject to the issuance of an investment registration certificate.

Content of PEIA include: (1) assessing the appropriateness of the investment site, (2, 3) identifying and forecasting the major environmental impacts and environmental sensitivity, (4) assessing and selecting options of scope and technology of production, waste treatment technologies, investment sites and measures to reduce environmental impacts, (5) identifying major environmental issues and notable scope of environmental impacts.

Decree 4/2021/NĐ-CP is available here: