20 March 2018
VIETNAM: Construction Permit Approval Time Cut from 166 Days to 120
The maximum time for construction permit approval is cut from 166 days to 120 with immediate effect. The move is in line with recent calls from the prime minister to streamline the approval process.
As part of the abbreviated process, technical designs must be approved in 63 days rather than 82, while the assessment time for fire safety procedures is cut from 30 days to 20. In the case of utility connections, the approval time is now seven days (previously 14), while land registration/usage approval must be signed off in 20 days (previously 30).