SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Hanoi, July 18, 2003
PRESCRIBING THE FUNCTIONS, TASKS, POWERS AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF VIETNAM NEWS AGENCY
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 30/2003/ND-CP of April 1, 2003 defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structures of the agencies attached to the Government;
At the proposals of the General Director of Vietnam News Agency and the Minister of the Interior,
Article 1.-Position and functions
Vietnam News Agency is a governmental non-business agency which performs the function of a State news agency in the publication of news and official documents of the Party and the State, the provision of information in service of requirements of the Party's leadership and the State's management; collects and disseminates information through various press genres in service of the subjects inside and outside the country that have the demands therefor; performs a number of specific tasks and exercises a number of specific powers as the representative of the owner of State capital portions at the State-invested enterprises under Vietnam News Agency according to law provisions.
Vietnam News Agency is subject to the State management over press activities by the Ministry of Culture and Information.
Article 2.-Tasks and powers
Vietnam News Agency has the responsibility to perform the tasks and exercise the powers of the Government-attached agencies engaged in non-business activities as prescribed in the Government's Decree No. 30/2003/ND-CP of April 1, 2003 defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structures of the agencies attached to the Government as well as the following specific tasks and powers:
1. To submit to the Government or the Prime Minister its strategies and plannings, long-term, five-year and annual plans as well as other important projects; to organize the implementation of such strategies, plannings and plans after they are approved.
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