THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 32/2001/PL-UBTVQH10
Hanoi, April 04, 2001
 
ORDINANCE
ON THE EXPLOITATION AND PROTECTION OF IRRIGATION WORKS
In order to enhance the State management effectiveness, raising the responsibility of State agencies, economic organizations, political organizations, socio-political organizations, social organizations, socio-professional organizations, peoples armed force units and all individuals in the exploitation and protection of irrigation works aimed at serving production and socio-economic development, contributing to the maintenance of social safety and national security;
Pursuant to the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam;
Pursuant to the Law on Water Resources;
Pursuant to the Resolution of the Xth National Assembly, 8th session, on the 2001 law- and ordinance-making program;
This Ordinance provides for the exploitation and protection of irrigation works.
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1.- This Ordinance applies to irrigation works which have been built and put into operation.
The exploitation and protection of irrigation works related to dikes, flood and storm prevention works, hydro-electric works as well as water supply and drainage works for urban areas shall have to comply with the provisions of this Ordinance, the legislation on dikes, flood and storm prevention and fight, hydro-electric works, urban water supply and drainage and the legislation on water resources.
Article 2.- In this Ordinance the following terms shall be construed as follows:
1. "Irrigation works" mean infrastructure works built to tap the water�s usefulness; to prevent and combat harms caused by water, protect the environment and balance the ecology, which include: reservoirs, dams, sluices, pumping stations, wells, penstocks, canals, works on canals and embankments of all types.
2. "Irrigation work system" includes irrigation works which are directly interrelated in terms of exploitation and protection in a certain geographical area.
3. "Irrigation charge" mean the water service charge collected from organizations and individuals using water or providing services from irrigation works for agricultural production in order to contribute to covering part of expenses for management, maintenance and protection of irrigation works.
4. "Water-consuming money" means the sum of money inscribed in the water service contracts, collected from organizations and individuals consuming water or providing services from irrigation works for purposes other than agricultural production.