THE MINISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No. 01/2006/TT-BXD
Hanoi, May 17, 2006
 
CIRCULAR
GUIDING THE PROJECTION AND MANAGEMENT OF EXPENSES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS UNDER THE PROGRAM ON SOCIO­ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN SPECIALLY DISADVANTAGED COMMUNES IN ETHNIC MINORITY AND MOUNTAINOUS AREAS IN THE 2006-2010 PERIOD
Pursuant to Construction Law No. 16/2003/QH11 of November 26, 2003, of the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 16/2005/ ND-CP of February 7, 2005, on the management of construction investment projects, and documents guiding the implementation of the Decree;
Pursuant to the Prime Minister's Decision No. 07/2006/QD-TTg of January 10, 2006, approving the program on socio-economic development in specially disadvantaged communes in ethnic minority and mountainous areas for the 2006-2010 period;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 36/2003/ND-CP of April 4, 2003, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Construction;
After reaching agreement with the Nationalities Committee and consulting concerned ministries and branches, the Ministry of Construction hereby guides the projection and management of expenses for the construction of infrastructure works under the Program on socio-economic development in specially disadvantaged communes in ethnic minority and mountainous areas in the 2006-2010 period as follows:
 
PART I -
SCOPE OF APPLICATION
This Circular guides the projection and management of expenses for the construction of infrastructure works with capital funded by the Program on socio-economic development in specially disadvantaged communes in ethnic minority and mountainous areas in the 2006-2010 period (hereinafter referred to as Program 135 - second phase for short) and applies to construction projects capitalized at no more than VND 7 billion for which only an economic-technical report is required.
This Circular also applies to projects outside Program 135 which have their capital integrated into Program 135 and accounting for less than 50% of total investment capital for the construction of a single work. For projects with the capital contribution proportion equal to or higher than 50%, the presidents of provincial-level People's Committees shall decide on the application of this Circular thereto.
This Circular does not apply to other construction projects.
PART II
PROJECTION AND MANAGEMENT OF EXPENSES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF WORKS
Expenses for the construction of infrastructure works under Program 135 - second phase shall be determined in construction cost estimates of works (which are also total cost estimates or total investment levels) calculated according to construction drawing designs included in the approved economic-technical reports. Construction cost estimates of works shall cover construction expenses, equipment expenses, other expenses and contingency expenses. The projection and management of expenses for the construction of works shall comply with current regulations of the State and the following specific regulations:
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