This decision notice titled ‘The Building Information Models (BIM) for facility building and operating management activitiesÂ’ was approved by the Prime Minister on December 22, 2016 under the Decision No. 2500/QD-TTg. The objectives of this decision are that through the application of BIM, Vietnam can strive to achieve the objective of saving at least 30% of convertible general expenses for entities concerned during such application, enhance transparency and convenience in management and control of quality of facility building and operating management activities. Including: cutting down about 10% of construction cost (including reducing overuse of building materials by approximately 20%); decreasing construction time by about 10% compared with the approved progress; reducing duration of design and design modification by about 10%…

The decision mentions the need to prepare necessary conditions and skill training sessions for the application of BIM, including duties such as improve awareness and encourage entities, institutions or enterprises to implement BIM; outline the legal framework for application of BIM, system of technical regulations, standards or economic and technical norms where relevant; build instructions for BIM and develop the framework for training of knowledge about BIM and make arrangements for providing training to construction authorities exercising their delegated powers. From 2018 to 2020, initiate pilot application of BIM at several projects, including duties such as conduct utilization of BIM in project design, construction and management operations for at least 20 new construction packages ranging from the first to higher level in investment and construction projects financed by the state and other sources (on a voluntary basis); utilize BIM for operation management of at least 10 important projects which are subject to technical complicated requirements and developed by state funds, and from 2021, based on the review and evaluation report on application of BIM, the Ministry of Construction shall introduce the Circular and Detailed Guidance on universal utilization of BIM in facility construction and operating management activities.


The decision notice 942/QD-TTg has been published to develop BIM adoption in Vietnam with an aim to strive to reduce least 20% of administrative procedures of state agencies by 2025. On June 15, 2021, the Government published the Decision No. 942/QD-TTg approving the e-Government development strategy towards the digital Government in the 2021 – 2025 period, with a vision to 2030. The decision also sets targets towards 2025 include: At least 80% of administrative procedure records are processed completely online and people are only required to declare data once; 100% of state agencies provide services 24/7 and are ready to provide online services at any time; 100% of officials have digital identities for work; At least 20% of administrative procedures of state agencies are reduced compared to the current number; Each citizen has a digital identity and QR code, striving so that all citizens have smartphones; etc.

The decision sets out the governments digital strategy and vision with the key tasks in the Strategy being: Researching on and proposing amendments to the Law on E-Transactions and guiding documents; Developing and operating stable, safe and uninterrupted specialized network infrastructure that connects administrative levels from the central to commune level based on specialized data transmission networks; Developing and completing the national public service portal so that people and enterprises can access online public services of ministries, sectors and localities; etc. This Decision takes effect on the signing date.
An English version of the decision is available here: https://english.luatvietnam.vn/decision-no-942-qd-ttg-dated-june-15-2021-of-the-government-approving-the-e-government-development-strategy-towards-the-digital-government-in-the-20-203675-Doc1.html


Decision No. 950/QD-TTg is all about the scheme for development of smart sustainable cities in Vietnam. On August 1st, 2018, the Prime Minister issues the Decision No. 950/QD-TTg as part of a move to increase the use of ICT an other digital technologies in order to improve the competitiveness, innovation, creation, transparency, good organizational structure and effective management of city governments, enhance efficiency in use of land, energy and other resources, improve and enhance quality of life in urban environment as well as encourage socioeconomic growth and development.

Several objectives of the smart cities scheme illustrated within this decision notice, working toward 2020 include:
– To formulate the general legal framework for development of smart sustainable cities;
– To formulate the master plan for establishment of national standards serving the development of smart sustainable cities in Vietnam;
– Pilot smart city ICT reference framework in building smart cities, build spatial urban data infrastructure;
– To assist at least 03 new urban areas in investment, construction and pilot application of solutions for smart citiesÂ…
Accordingly, a number of tasks need to be operated such as Apply intelligent technologies; develop smart city infrastructure, utilities and facilities; intensify mobilization of investment and technical support. This Decision takes effect on the signing date.
An English version of the decision is available here: https://english.luatvietnam.vn/decision-no-950-qd-ttg-dated-august-01-2018-of-the-prime-minister-on-approving-the-scheme-for-development-of-smart-sustainable-cities-in-vietnam-in-165701-Doc1.html


Detailed instructions on applying Building Information Modeling (BIM) to construction projectscivil and urban technical infrastructure compiled by the Institute of Construction Economics, Ministry of Constructionpublished within the framework of the project on application of Building Information Modeling (BIM) inconstruction activities and construction management and operation according to Decision No. 2500/QD-TTg datedDecember 22, 2016 of the Prime Minister.

In this Guide, some more specific contents are clarified on how to create BIM Models in civil works (houses, offices, headquarters, …) and urban technical infrastructure works (related to traffic, supply and drainage, water).


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General guidance on the application of BIM, developed by the Institute of Economics. The Ministry of Construction announced it within the framework of the Scheme on BIM in construction activities, management and operations, according to Decision No. 2500/QD-TTg dated 22/12/2016 by the Prime Minister.

This guide is for relevant agencies, organizations and individuals to refer to when implementing BIM in construction investment projects. The Guide provides the basic principles and content for implementing and applying BIM in Vietnam.


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The Ministry of Construction (MOC) is a government ministry in Vietnam responsible for state administration on construction, building materials, housing and office buildings, architecture, urban and rural construction planning, urban infrastructure, public services; and representing the owner of state capital in state-owned enterprises. The Institute of Construction Economics, a part of the MOC, sets the National Level policy and Roadmap for BIM in Vietnam with the support of the BIM Steering Committee. The Vietnam BIM Roadmap was proposed to the government and was approved in Decision no. 2500/Q?-TTg dated December 22nd 2016 by the Prime Minister.

The Vietnam BIM Website, hosted by the Ministry of Construction (MOC) and run by the BIM Steering Committee contains all of the coutries latest information, documentation and resources related to the countries BIM Strategy. This website also includes the Vietnam BIM roadmap document.


This strategy document sets the digital strategy vision for 2030 within Vietnam. The overall aim is for Vietnam to become a prosperous digital country that pioneers trying out new technologies and models; has completed fundamental and comprehensive reforms in Governmental operation, economic activities of enterprises and the way people live and work, and has established a safe, civilized and widespread digital environment.

Through a series of headings and bullet points this strategy and vision document articulates all of Vietnams drivers and actions relating to digital construction and BIM.


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This website is focused on Green and Energy Efficiency Building in Vietnam. The website is collated and hosted by the Ministry of Construction (MOC) to promote this topic within industry. The project is to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings and high-rise apartments in Vietnam. It is funded and supported by the United Nations Development Program/Global Environment Facility (UNDP/GEF). The project aims to reduce the intensity of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the Construction industry in Vietnam over the next few years. The direct objective of the project is to improve energy efficiency in commercial and apartment buildings in Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. This objective is accomplished through three components (1) Improving the enforcement capacity of the Code on Energy Efficient Buildings; (2) Initiatives to support the development of the construction market; and (3) Applications and replication of energy-saving construction technologies. Each component includes a number of complementary activities designed to remove barriers to strict implementation of the Code and greater adoption of energy-saving technologies, systems and practices. in construction in commercial buildings and high-rise apartments.

The website contains lots of useful information about how to provide greener and more energy efficient buildings. Whilst not directly BIM focused the site make references back to the BIM initiatives in Vietnam and the importance of this in the next steps. The website has lots of news and updates as well as containing resources such as documents and support tools / templates which can be used.


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In 2020, the Tri An Extended Hydropower Plant Project agreed to implement BIM technology to its operations, upon being chosen as a BIM pilot project with the UK Global Infrastructure Programme. The project is intended to prove the effectiveness of BIM, which is expected to be widely implemented throughout the largest power company in the country, Vietnam Electricity.

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