Regulations on granting water resource-related licences issued

The Government has issued a decree detailing the implementation of the Law on Water Resources, with regulations on granting water resource-related licences.
Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Under Decree No. 02/2023/ND-CP, to receive the licences, organisations and individuals must complete the announcement and feedback collection, and have projects and reports that match approved relevant .

The licence on the exploitation and use of surface water and sea water is valid for a minimum of five years and a maximum of 15 years, and can be extended several times, by three years to 10 years each.

Meanwhile, the licence on underground water exploration has a duration of two years, with only one-time extension by less than 12 months.

The licence on underground water exploitation and use is valid within a minimum of three years and a maximum of 10 years, and can be extended several times, by two to five years each.

The decree will come into force from March 20, 2023.