HCMC – The Politburo today, August 20, assigned HCMC Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong as vice chairman of the Party Central Committee’s (PCC’s) Economic Commission.
Phong, a member of the Party Central Committee, no longer belongs to the executive board and standing board of the HCMC Party Committee, nor holds the posts of deputy secretary of the committee for the 2020-2025 tenure and chairman of the municipal government for the 2021-2026 term, the local media reported.
Phong, 59, is a native of the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre. In 2007, he became the District 2 Party chief before serving as secretary of the Ben Tre Province Party Committee.
In March 2015, he was named deputy secretary of the HCMC Party Committee for the 2010-2015 tenure.
In October 2015, he was elected as chairman of the HCMC government.
On the same day, the Politburo also picked Le Hai Binh, deputy head of the steering board for external information work, as deputy head of the PCC’s Commission for Propagation and Education.