THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 55/2003/ND-CP
Hanoi, May 28, 2003
 DECREE
DEFINING THE FUNCTIONS, TASKS, POWERS AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY
THE GOVERNMENT
Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government of December 25, 2001;
Pursuant to Resolution No. 02/2002/QH11 of August 5, 2002 of the first session of the XIth National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam promulgating the list of the ministries and ministerial-level agencies of the Government;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 86/2002/ND-CP of November 5, 2002 defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structures of the ministries and ministerial-level agencies;
At the proposals of the Minister of Industry and the Minister of the Interior,
DECREES:
Article 1.- Position and functions
The Ministry of Industry is a governmental agency which performs the function of State management over industries, including: mechanical engineering, metallurgy, electricity, new energy, re-generated energy, petroleum, mineral exploitation, chemicals (including pharmaceutical chemicals), industrial explosive materials, consumer goods production, food industry and other processing industries nationwide; performs the State management over public services and acts as the representative of the owner of State capital portions at State-invested enterprises in the industries under its management according to the provisions of law.

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