THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 109/2006/ND-CP
Hanoi, September 22, 2006
 
DECREE
DETAILING AND GUIDING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A NUMBER OF ARTICLES OF THE RAILWAY LAW
THE GOVERNMENT
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the June 14, 2005 Railway Law;
At the proposal of the Transport Minister,
DECREES:
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1.- Governing scope
This Decree details and guides the implementation of a number of articles of the Railway Law regarding railway infrastructure; urban railways, railway business; management and use of financial sources for management and maintenance of railway infrastructures invested by the State; ticket price exemption or reduction for social policy beneficiaries; lists of dangerous goods and the transport thereof on railways; responsibilities of ministries, ministerial-level agencies, government-attached agencies and People's Committees of provinces or centrally-run cities (hereinafter referred to as provincial-level People's Committees) in ensuring railway communication and transport order and safety.
Article 2.- Subjects of application
This Decree applies to Vietnamese organizations and individuals, foreign organizations and individuals that conduct railway-related activities in the territory of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Where treaties to which the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a contracting party contains provisions different from those of this Decree, the provisions of such treaties shall be applied.
Article 3.- Specialized railways not connected with national railways
The application of quality, technical safety and environmental protection standards of railway traffic means, railway infrastructure standards, technical process for railway operation comply with the regulations of the Transport Ministry.
Article 4.- Management and organization of implementation of railway development planning
1. The Ministry of Transport is responsible for managing and organizing the implementation of the matter plan on railway development; approving detailed plannings on railway infrastructure development and railway transportation in each period and each region in accordance with the matter plan on railway development already approved by the Prime Minister.
2. The Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Finance and the concerned ministries and branches shall base on their respective functions and tasks to assume the prime responsibility for, or coordinate with the Ministry of Transport in, performing tasks related to the matter plan on railway development already approved by the Prime Minister.
3. People's Committees of all levels that have plannings on railways running through their localities, shall coordinate in implementation of railway development planning and protection of railways.
4. Railway business enterprises shall, basing on their business lines, invest in development of railway infrastructure, railway traffic means, industrial establishments, railway service and equipment in accordance with the approved railway development plannings.
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