THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence- Freedom- Happiness
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No. 21/2005/ND-CP
Hanoi, March 1st, 2005
 DECREE
DETAILING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A NUMBER OF ARTICLES OF THE LAW ON INLAND WATERWAY NAVIGATION
THE GOVERNMENT
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the June 15, 2004 Law on Inland Waterway Navigation;

At the proposal of the Transport Minister,
DECREES:
Article 1.- Scope of regulation
This Decree details the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on inland Water Navigation on channel protection corridor; safety conditions of vessels subject to registration but not to registry and inspection; conditions of establishments building, transforming, repairing or restoring inland waterway vessels; vessel owners' responsibilities to sufficiently arrange titles and complement of crewmembers; the conditions for cargo loading and unloading as welt as passenger service business; coordination of operations among the State management agencies at inland waterway ports and landing stages which receive foreign waterway vessels and the conditions for inland waterway transport business.
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