THE GOVERNMENT
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No. 98/2010/ND-CP
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom – Happiness
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Hanoi, September 21, 2010
 
 
DECREE
DETAILING A NUMBER OF ARTICLES OF THE LAW ON CULTURAL HERITAGE AND THE LAW AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING A NUMBER OF ARTICLES OF THE LAW ON CULTURAL HERITAGE
 
THE GOVERNMENT
 
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the June 3, 2008 Law on Promulgation of Legal Documents;
Pursuant to the June 29, 2001 Law on Cultural Heritage, and the June 18, 2009 Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Law on Cultural Heritage;
Pursuant to the November 26, 2003 Law on Emulation and Commendation;
At the proposal of the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism,
 
DECREES:
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1. Scope of regulation
This Decree details the protection and promotion of the values of intangible cultural heritage; the protection and promotion of the values of historical-cultural relics and beauty spots: the management of vestiges, antiques and national precious objects; the organization and operation of museums; and commendation of organizations and individuals finding and handing over vestiges, antiques and national precious objects.
Article 2. Intangible cultural heritage and tangible cultural heritage
1. Intangible cultural heritage includes;
a/ Speech, script;
b/ Folk philology;
c/ Folk performing arts;
d/ Social customs and beliefs;
e/ Traditional festivals;
f/ Traditional craft;
g/ Folk knowledge.
2. Tangible cultural heritage includes:
a/ Historical-cultural relics and beauty spots (below referred to as relics);
b/ Vestiges, antiques and national precious objects.
Article 3. State policies for the protection and promotion of cultural heritage values.
1. To formulate and implement target programs on conservation of typical cultural heritage.
2. To commend organizations and individuals with achievements in the protection and promotion of cultural heritage values; to consider and confer state honorable titles and adopt spiritual and material incentives for craftsperson’s and artists who keep and popularize traditional arts and professional secrets of special value.
3. To study and apply scientific and technological achievements to the following activities:
a/ Archaeological exploration and excavation; conservation, upgrading, embellishment and promotion of the values of relics;
b/ Evaluation, management of collection, preservation of exhibits, adjustment and renovation of contents and forms of display and educational activities of museums;
c/ Collection, conservation and dissemination of the values of intangible cultural heritage; formation of a database bank for intangible cultural heritage.
4. To train and retrain professionals in the protection and promotion of cultural heritage values.
5. To encourage and create conditions for domestic and foreign organizations and individuals to make spiritual and material contributions to, or directly participate in7 the protection and promotion of cultural heritage values.
6. To expand international cooperation in the protection and promotion of cultural heritage values; to formulate and implement international cooperation projects under law.

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