Law on land No 45/2013/QH13 dated 29/11/2013 (EN)
articles 66, 69.3
1. Provincial People’s Committee may decide on land recovery in the following cases:
a) Recovery of land from organizations, religious establishments, overseas Vietnamese, foreign organizations with diplomatic functions, and foreign-invested enterprises;
b) Recovery of agricultural land which is part of the public land funds of communes, wards or townships.
2. District-level People’s Committees may decide on land recovery in the following cases:
a) Recovery of land from households, individuals and communities;
b) Recovery of land from overseas Vietnamese who are allowed to own houses in Vietnam.
3. In case both subjects prescribed as above exist in one recovered area, the provincial People’s Committee shall decide on the land recovery or authorize district-level People’s Committees to decide on the land recovery.
The People’s Committee which has the competence shall issue a decision on land recovery and a decision on approval of the plans for compensation, support and resettlement in the same day;