THE GOVERNMENT
No. 34/2014/ND-CP
THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Hanoi, April 29, 2014
 
 
Decree
Promulgating the Regulation on land border areas of
the Socialist Republic of Vietnam [1]
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the June 17, 2003 Law on National Border;
Pursuant to the March 28, 1997 Ordinance on Border Guards;
At the proposal of the Minister of National Defense,
The Government promulgates the Decree on the Regulation on land border areas of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1. Scope of regulation
1. This Decree promulgates the Regulation on land border areas of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and provides the management of activities of people and vehicles in these areas; responsibilities of agencies, organizations and individuals for the construction, management and protection of land border areas of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
2. In case the provisions of this Regulation are different from those of treaties to which the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a contracting party, the provisions of such treaties prevail.
Article 2. Subjects of application
Vietnamese and foreign agencies, organizations and individuals conducting activities in land border areas shall observe this Decree and other relevant laws of Vietnam.
Article 3. Interpretation of terms
In this Decree, the terms below are construed as follows:

1. Land border areas of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (below referred to as land border areas) include communes, wards and townships (below referred to as communes) which have part of their administrative boundaries overlapping the national land borderline.