THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 55/2002/TT-BKHCNMT
Hanoi, July 23, 2002
 
CIRCULAR
GUIDING THE TECHNOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EVALUATION OF INVESTMENT PROJECTS
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No.22/CP of May 22, 1993 on the tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No.24/2000/ND-CP of July 31, 2000 detailing the implementation of the Law on Foreign Investment in Vietnam;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No.51/1999/ND-CP of July 8, 1999 detailing the implementation of the Law on Domestic Investment Promotion (hereinafter called Decree No.51/1999/ND-CP) and Decree No.35/2002/ND-CP of March 29, 2002 amending and supplementing Lists A, B and C promulgated in the Appendix to Decree No.51/1999/ND-CP;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No.52/1999/ND-CP of July 8, 1999 issuing the Regulation on Investment and Construction Management and Decree No.12/2000/ND-CP of May 5, 2000 amending and supplementing a number of articles thereof;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No.175/CP of October 18, 1994 guiding the implementation of the Law on Environment Protection,
The Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment issues this Circular guiding the technological and environmental evaluation of investment projects being at the stage of consideration for investment licenses.
I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

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1. Technological and environmental evaluation of investment projects
a/ Technological evaluation of investment projects means the process of examining and assessing the compatibility of technologies mentioned in the projects with their objectives and contents on the basis of the State’s undertakings, policies and plannings available at the time of project evaluation.
b/ Environmental evaluation of investment projects means the examination and assessment of the projects impacts on the environment, and measures to minimize the adverse impacts on the environment according to the State’s current regulations on environment protection.
 

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