On May 14, 2018, the Ministry of Transport issued Circular No.25/2018/TT-BGTVT regulating on crossroads and issuing Permit for construction of essential works within railway land areas. The Circular took effect since July 1, 2018.
Accordingly, Circular No.25/2018/TT-BGTVT regulates the procedures for issuance Permit for the construction of essential works within railway land areas as follows:
- Competence to grant Permit for construction of essential works within national railway land areas shall belong to the Vietnam Railway Department; competence to grant Permit for the construction of essential works within urban railway land areas shall belong to the agencies under the decentralization and authorization of the provincial-level People’s Committees.
- An organization which is an investor of a construction project within railway land areas shall make a dossier of application, submit the dossier directly or by post or send through network to the competent authority. Within 10 working days after receiving complete dossiers as prescribed, competent agencies shall grant Construction Permit according to set forms. In case of failure to issue a decision, a written reply must be made, clearly stating the reasons therefor.
With detailed and specific regulations, Circular No.25/2018/TT-BGTVT is expected to support project investors who want to construct works within railway land areas more easily when implementing this activity, thus attracting more investment capital in the field of infrastructure construction.