Finance minister becomes Hanoi Party chief

By Vo Hai   April 2, 2021 | 02:48 am PT
Finance minister becomes Hanoi Party chief
Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy.
Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung has been appointed Hanoi Party Committee Secretary after the former holder became National Assembly chairman.

The Politburo, the main decision-making body of the Communist Party of Vietnam, is expected to make the official announcement at an event on Saturday morning in the capital.

Dung, 60, will replace Vuong Dinh Hue, named chairman of the National Assembly (NA), Vietnam’s legislative body, following an NA vote Wednesday.

A native of Hoa Lu District in Ninh Binh Province, Dung has spent 25 years working at the Ministry of Construction where he held the position of deputy minister.

Between June 2008 and October 2010, he was chairman of the People’s Committee of Dien Bien Province, and Party chief of Ninh Binh Province from October 2010 to July 2011.

He worked as auditor general of the State Audit Office from August 2011 to May 2013. Since then, he has been working as finance minister.

In February 2020, Hue became Party Secretary of Hanoi to replace Hoang Trung Hai, who had earlier received a warning from the Politburo for violations at state-owned steel company TISCO.

In October that year, Hue was re-elected Hanoi Party Committee secretary for the 2020-25 term.

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