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Nguyen Thanh Phong presents action plan after being re-elected as Ho Chi Minh City chairman

Nguyen Thanh Phong presents action plan after being re-elected as Ho Chi Minh City chairman

Thursday, June 24, 2021, 17:17 GMT+7
Nguyen Thanh Phong presents action plan after being re-elected as Ho Chi Minh City chairman
This image shows Nguyen Thanh Phong, who was re-elected as chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee on June 24, 2021, speaking at a meeting. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong has unveiled a six-point action plan after being re-elected to the same position for the 2021-26 term.

The official, also a deputy secretary of the municipal Party Committee, won the re-election after obtaining a majority of votes in favor at the first session of the local 10th People’s Council on Thursday.

In his action plan delivered after the re-election, Phong pledged he will join the local political system to successfully implement the resolutions of the 13th National Party Congress and the 11th local Party Congress, based on the spirit of solidarity, responsibility, and creativity.

Specifically, the local government will focus on six major issues, including building an effective, efficient, and democratic administration; developing the local economy rapidly and sustainably by applying scientific and technological advances; improving the quality of planning work; promoting socio-cultural development in harmony with economic development; strengthening the COVID-19 prevention and control; addressing the noise, traffic congestion, and flooding problems; and maintaining political security, social order, and safety.

Phong undertook to respect and promote the people’s mastery and listen to recommendations to continue improving the efficiency of administration, thereby best serving local people and businesses.

The mayor also promised to practice ethics, improve leadership ability, and maintain close relations with all levels of local authorities, while not committing bureaucracy or corruption.

The city’s leader said he would wholeheartedly serve the people, take care of their material and spiritual life, and bring a life of prosperity, happiness, security, and safety to every resident.

In his 2021-26 term, Phong will be assisted by five deputy chairps, including Le Hoa Binh, Ngo Minh Chau, Duong Anh Duc, Vo Van Hoan, and Phan Thi Thang, who were also elected on Thursday.

The 59-year-old chairman is a native of the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre and has a doctorate in economics.

After holding different positions in Ho Chi Minh City and Ben Tre, Phong was elected as a member of the Party Central Committee at the 11th Party Congress in 2011.

In 2013, he was named chairman of the People’s Council of Ben Tre Province, and two years later, the central government transferred him to Ho Chi Minh City as deputy secretary of the municipal Party Committee.

In October 2015, Phong was re-elected to the same post, and two months later, he held the position of chairman of the local People’s Committee.

At the first meeting of the People’s Council in its ninth tenure, he was re-elected as chairman of the People’s Committee for the 2016-21 term.

At the election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and people’s councils at all levels for the 2021-26 term, Phong was elected as deputy of the 10th municipal People’s Council.

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Vinh Tho / Tuoi Tre News

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