Vietnam’s capital Hanoi appoints new chairman

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Vietnam's capital Hanoi appoints new chairman

Tran Sy Thanh is now the new chairman of Hanoi. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Tran Sy Thanh, deputy secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee, was elected new chairman of the municipal People’s Committee for the 2021-26 tenure at a legislators’ meeting on Friday.

Thanh, 51, will succeed Chu Ngoc Anh, who had been sacked due to violations in a COVID-19 test kit scandal.

The Politburo, the highest body of the Communist Party of Vietnam, appointed Thanh as deputy secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee for the 2020-25 period on July 15.

Thanh has held several senior positions at the Ministry of Finance, including deputy office head, office head and deputy director of the Vietnam State Treasury.

Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Tran Sy Thanh delivers the inauguration speech on July 22, 2022. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre
Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Tran Sy Thanh delivers the inauguration speech on July 22, 2022. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Since 2008, he has been deputy chairman of Dak Lak Province, Party secretary of Bac Giang Province, Party secretary of Lang Son Province and deputy head of the Communist Party’s Central Inspection Commission.

In 2017, he became deputy head of the Central Economic Commission and chairman of the State-run oil and gas giant PetroVietnam.

In 2020, he was appointed deputy head of the National Assembly Office.

He has been auditor general of State Audit Office since April 2021.

The results of a vote on Friday showed that all delegates agreed to elect Thanh to the position of chairman of the People’s Committee of Hanoi.

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