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Four officials in Quang Ninh charged with alleged involvement in Viet A case

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Four officials in Dong Trieu Town, Quang Ninh Province, have been prosecuted for allegedly violating bidding regulations while procuring Covid test kits from Viet A Technology Corporation.

Investigators of the Quang Ninh Police Department issued decisions to file charges against them yesterday, June 13. They are accused of abusing power while on duty.

These include Nguyen Thi Thanh Hao, head of the Dong Trieu Finance and Planning Division, while the other three, Dao Thi Kim Dung, Nguyen Thanh Dinh and Nguyen Xuan Tien, are healthcare officials of the town.

The preliminary investigation results showed that they did not comply with the prevailing regulations while signing on bidding documents and approving an incorrect number of test kits used to make payments to Viet A Company, causing losses for the State.

The investigators are expanding the probe into the case to track down those involved.

At a meeting earlier in the day, the provincial Party Committee’s Standing Board gave a disciplinary warning to the Dong Trieu Town Party Committee’s Standing Board in the 2020-2025 tenure for violations in directing and organizing the Covid response, which let the Dong Trieu government allegedly commit violations while procuring Viet A’s test kits.

The provincial Party Committee’s Standing Board decided to expel Nguyen Thi Thanh Hao and Dao Thi Kim Dung from the Communist Party of Vietnam.

Yesterday morning, the provincial Inspection Commission issued a disciplinary warning against Nguyen Van Binh, vice chairman of the Dong Trieu government, and Duong Thanh Trung, deputy head of the Dong Trieu Finance and Planning Division.

Also, two other health officials were expelled from the Party. They are Nguyen Xuan Tien, former Secretary of the Dong Trieu Party Committee and former director of the Dong Trieu Medical Center, and Nguyen Thanh Dinh, vice secretary of the Dong Trieu Party Committee and deputy director of the Dong Trieu Medical Center.

The provincial Party Committee is continuing to review the responsibility of Pham Van Thanh, vice chairman of the provincial government, former secretary of the Dong Trieu Party Committee, and former chairman of the Dong Trieu People’s Committee.

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