Donor Consultation Roundtable on Draft Decree on Drainage, Sewerage and Wastewater Treatment

Created on 04 October 2013 Print Email

IMG 2283On 3 October, 2013, the Ministry of Construction (MoC) conducted the Donor Consultation Roundtable on the Draft Decree on Drainage, Sewerage and Wastewater Treatment as replacement of the Decree No. 88/2007/ND-CP. The Roundtable took place in the context that the Vietnamese ministries and agencies, provincial authorities in their relevant departments, wastewater management companies, professional organizations and the public have been consulted either through several workshops chaired by the Vice Minister of Construction, or dialogues or online in MoC website.

More than 30 participants from donor organizations, namely WB, ADB, JICA, FINIDA, Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi, KfW, BORDA, AusAID and GIZ took part in the Roundtable. The participants appreciated the efforts of MoC and the working groups during the drafting process and agreed that the current Draft Decree presented important innovations and significant changes. They contributed a lot of valuable comments and recommendations to the Ministry in order to have a feasible Decree that enables the development of the wastewater sector in Vietnam.

Dr. Nguyen Hong Tien, General Director of the Administration for Technical Infrastructure, MoC shared with the participants that there are a lot of expectations from stakeholders to such important legal document as the Decree on Wastewater Management. However, the Decree is inter-related with many other laws and decrees, therefore it cannot address all the challenges and problems by itself. In any way, the drafting team will take the recommendations of the participants into serious consideration.

Mr. Tien expressed his sincere thanks for contribution of participating organizations, especially GIZ for the strong support to the whole process of reviewing Decree 88/2006/ND-CP and drafting the new Decree.

As a follow up, the draft Decree will be reviewed and appraised by the Ministry of Justice before being approved by the Government.

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