Shorten the Time to Implement Administrative Procedures in the Field of Water Resources

28/07/2020, 12:02 PM

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has issued Decision No. 1610 on promulgating the internal process to implement administrative procedures in the field of water resources of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

Accordingly, the Internal Process carries out administrative procedures in the field of water resources, including 9 Processes:

  1. The process of granting permits to explore, exploit and use water resources;
  2. The process of extending, modifying licenses for exploration, exploitation and use of water resources;
  3. The process of granting permits to explore, exploit and use water;
  4. The process of granting permits to discharge waste water into water;
  5. Process of extending, adjusting permits for discharging sewage into water;
  6. Process of re-granting permits to discharge waste water into water;
  7. The process of issuing large-scale underground water drilling practice licenses;
  8. The process of extending a large groundwater drilling license;
  9. Procedures for adjusting charge for granting water right.

In order to support the people and businesses affected by Covid-19 epidemic, the internal process of carrying out administrative procedures in the field of water resources under the authority of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment was built to ensure that scientific principles, effective, shorten the time to implement the spirit: clearly responsible, clear time, clear results.

Specifically, compared with the provisions of Decree 201 of the Government in 2013, the total time of Internal Procedures has been reduced from 45 days to 40 days for the new licensing process; reduced from 35 days to 33 days for the process of adjusting, extending licenses; and from 20 days to 17 days for the process of re-granting permits to exploit and use water resources, discharge wastewater into water sources.

For dossiers of application for underground water drilling practice licenses: New dossiers are granted for up to 21 working days; Renew, adjust up to 16 working days. For dossiers of adjustment of charge for granting water right: maximum time limit is 17 working days.

Source: Bao Chinh Phu

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