Transition of land use from rice cultivation and forestry to project implementation conditions

Decree 12/2024/NĐ-CP provides specific conditions and criteria for allowing the conversion of agricultural land, protective forest land, and special-use forest land for other purposes to implement investment projects.

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In particular, Decree 12/2024/NĐ-CP amending and supplementing Article 9 of Decree 10/2023/NĐ-CP dated April 3, 2023 on conditions and criteria for allowing the conversion of paddy land, protective forest land, specialized-use forest land for other purposes to implement investment projects:

1. Having an investment project approved for investment or being granted a certificate of investment registration in accordance with investment laws.

2. Compliant with the district-level land use planning, the investment project is included in the annual district land use plan that has been approved according to the law.

3. Having a replacement afforestation plan or a completed document on fulfilling the obligation to contribute money to substitute afforestation in accordance with forestry laws for cases of converting protective forest land, specialized-use forest land for other purposes; having a land surface utilization plan according to the regulations on cultivation for cases of converting specialized paddy land for other purposes.

4. Conducting a preliminary environmental impact assessment, an environmental impact assessment in accordance with environmental protection laws (if applicable).

5. The competent authority that appraises, approves the conversion of protective forest land, specialized-use forest land, paddy land for other purposes is only responsible for the contents mentioned in item 2 and item 3 of this Article, and shall not be responsible for other contents that have been appraised, approved, decided, or resolved by the competent authority prior to this.

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