THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 92/2002/ND-CP
Hanoi, November 11, 2002
 
DECREE
DETAILING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A NUMBER OF ARTICLES OF THE CULTURAL HERITAGE LAW
THE GOVERNMENT
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the June 29, 2001 Cultural Heritage Law;
At the proposal of the Minister of Culture and Information,
DECREES:
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS

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Article 1.- Scope and objects of regulation
This Decree stipulates in detail a number of articles of the Cultural Heritage Law, including those on the protection and promotion of values of intangible cultural heritage and tangible cultural heritage; the purchase and sale of relics, antiques and national treasures; the organization and operation of museums; the responsibilities of and coordination relationships between ministries, ministerial-level agencies, agencies attached to the Government and People’s Committees of all levels in implementing the Cultural Heritage Law; the commendation and rewarding of organizations and individuals that discover and hand over relics, antiques and/or national treasures.
Article 2.- Intangible cultural heritage and tangible cultural heritage
1. Intangible cultural heritage includes:
a/ Speech, scripts;
b/ Literary, art or scientific works defined in Article 747 of the Civil Code on forms of protectable works of historical, cultural or scientific value;
c/ Oral philology, including myths, sayings, proverbs, idioms, riddles, fables, folk verses, folk narrative poems, epics, long poems, funeral orations, ritual prayings and other forms of oral philology;
 

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