On December 30, 2015, the Government issued the Decree No. 84/2015/ND-CP on investment supervision and evaluation; within that, Citizens have the right to monitor investment projects through community investment monitoring boards.
In particular, a community investment monitoring board may request competent state management agencies to provide information on socio-economic development master plans, sectoral development master plans, land use master plans and plans, infrastructure development master plans, detailed plans on construction of urban centers, residential areas and industrial parks, and relevant investment plans in communes in accordance with law; request related state management agencies to give replies on issues under their management; and request program or project managers to give replies and provide information serving investment monitoring: investment decision; information about project owner, project management unit and contact address; investment schedule and plan; land area and use; detailed plan on construction site and architectural plan; compensation, ground clearance and resettlement plan; and plan on waste disposal and environmental protection.
At the same time, a community investment monitoring board may propose competent authorities to suspend investment in and operation of a project when detecting signs of law violation during the implementation of projects which seriously affect production, security, socio-cultural affairs or the living environment of the community; the program or project manager fails to public announce information on the investment program or project…
The commune-level Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee shall form a community investment monitoring board for every program or project. The board shall be composed of at least 5 members, including representatives of the commune-level Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee and the People’s Inspection Board and representatives of commune residents.
This Decree takes effect on November 20, 2015 and replaces the Government’s Decree No. 113/2009/ND-CP of December 15, 2009.