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Ex-Party Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Le Thanh Hai faces disciplinary action

Wednesday, January 08, 2020, 23:23 GMT+7
Ex-Party Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Le Thanh Hai faces disciplinary action
Le Thanh Hai, former Party secretary of Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

Former Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Le Thanh Hai is waiting to be disciplined for his violations in the developmment of the Thu Thiem New Urban Area in District 2.

An ex-chairman of the city is also facing disciplinary action for his role in the same development.

The Central Inspection Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam convened its 42nd meeting in Hanoi from January 3 to 8.

The Standing Committee of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee of the 2010-15 term and the top Party cell at the municipal People’s Committee of the 2011-16 tenure made many grave mistakes during the development of the Thu Thiem New Urban Area, leading to particularly serious consequences and causing great monetary and asset losses to the state budget, the Central Inspection Committee said in a statement published on its website on Wednesday.

Their wrongdoings “negatively affected local socio-economic growth and the lives of a certain portion of the city’s population” while giving rise to “social grievances,” according to the statement.

“Mr. Le Thanh Hai, former Politburo member and former secretary of the municipal Party Committee, is held chiefly accountable for such violations of the Standing Committee,” the Central Inspection Committee said.

Le Hoang Quan, former deputy secretary of the municipal Party Committee, is also responsible for the same violations of the Standing Committee, the Central Inspection Committee added.

An ex-member of the Central Party Committee, Quan is former secretary of the top Party cell at the municipal People’s Committee of the 2011-16 term and former chairman of the city so he is to mainly blame for the cell’s wrongdoings.

Several other ex-officials are to be disciplined for the same offenses, including Nguyen Van Dua, former standing deputy secretary of the municipal Party Committee and former vice-chairman of the city; Nguyen Thi Hong, former vice-chairwoman of the city; Le Van Khoa, former vice-chairman of the city; and Vu Hung Viet, former vice-chairman of the city.

The violations committed by the said organizations and individuals have tarnished the local Party organs and executive administration and caused “social grievances”, to the extent that punishments will have to be considered for them, the Central Inspection Committee concluded.

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