THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 05/2003/CT-TTg
Hanoi, March 18, 2003
 DIRECTIVE
DIRECTING THE OPERATION OF THE BANK FOR SOCIAL POLICIES
In furtherance of the Prime Minister's Decision No. 131/2002/QD-TTg of October 4, 2002, the Bank for Social Policies has been set up on the basis of reorganizing the Bank for the Poor and separated from the system of the Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam. The Bank for Social Policies has officially opened and been put into operation since March 11, 2003, but due to expansion of its eligible subjects as well as the necessity to build up its organizational apparatus and arrange personnel while formulating and finalizing mechanisms for its operation, its work volume has been extremely great, requiring great efforts.
In order to create conditions for the Bank for Social Policies to soon stabilize its organization and operation and smoothly implement the 2003 plan within its entire system, the Prime Minister requests the ministries, the People's Committees of various levels and the Bank for Social Policies to immediately perform the following tasks:
1. On the transfer of capital and policy beneficiaries from other organizations to the Bank for Social Policies: