HCMC – The Secretariat of the Party Central Committee expelled former vice chairmen of the HCMC government Nguyen Thanh Tai and Tran Vinh Tuyen, former director of the HCMC Department of Construction Tran Trong Tuan and former director of the Hanoi Department of Planning and Investment Nguyen Van Tu from the Party.
Tu, while serving as the top leader of the Hanoi Department of Planning and Investment, was responsible for the violations committed by the department’s Party Committee from March 2016 to June 2017. He violated the Party’s regulations on functions and tasks of Party organizations, working regulations of the department and its Party Committee and bidding regulations.
He also received money from contractors and neglected inspections and supervision, enabling the relevant contractors to violate the Law on Bidding, the local media reported.
Meanwhile, Tai must bear responsibility for the approval of changes in investment guidelines, transfer of investment rights, values of land use rights and construction works on land, land lease prices and the lease of land, causing serious consequences.
In addition, Tuyen must be held accountable for signing decisions approving the illegal transfer of projects, creating conditions for several individuals to transfer projects in contrary to the law, causing serious consequences.
Further, Tuan, while serving as chairman of the HCMC Appraisal Council, was responsible for advising Tuyen to sign decisions approving the illegal transfer of projects, causing serious consequences.
At a meeting on August 17, the Secretariat also issued a warning against the Party Civil Affairs Committee of the Hanoi government in the 2016-2021 tenure as it had been tardy in amending and issuing new working rules.
Some of its working rules went against the Party’s regulations and the State’s law on the duties and rights of leaders, leading to leaders abusing their rights to illegally interfere with the operation of units and agencies related to tenders and creating conditions for companies belonging to their family members and relatives to reap profits.
The Party Civil Affairs Committee of the Hanoi government also showed irresponsibility and negligence in leadership and direction, letting the municipal government and some agencies, officials and Party members violate the Party’s regulations and the State’s law, causing serious consequences and heavy losses to the State budget and leading to the punishment of some organizations and officials, including criminal proceedings.
According to the Secretariat, the violations of the Party Civil Affairs Committee of the Hanoi government and the four individuals were extremely serious, causing heavy losses to the State and damaging the prestige of the Party organizations and authorities of Hanoi and HCMC.
On July 28, the Supreme People’s Procuracy indicted Tuyen, Tuan, Hung and 14 other defendants, who were former executives of the government, departments and agencies in HCMC, for allegedly violating regulations on the management and use of State assets, causing losses and wastefulness, and embezzlement.
Tuyen was accused of having signed a decision approving the transfer of a residential project in Phuoc Long B Ward of Thu Duc City to a private firm, causing losses of VND672 billion.
In September last year, the HCMC People’s Court handed down a jail term of eight years to Tai as he was involved in the transfer of a 5,000-square-meter land lot at 8-12 Le Duan in District 1, causing losses of VND252 billion.