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Nguyen Thanh Phong leaves HCMC People’s Council

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Nguyen Thanh Phong, former chairman of HCMC and currently deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission, is no longer a member of the HCMC People’s Council.

The 10th People’s Council of HCMC at its sixth session this morning, October 11, voted in favor of relieving Phong from the council.

Phong was elected to the 10th HCMC People’s Council in the 2021-2026 tenure in May last year while serving as chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee.

On August 24 last year, Phong left the post of HCMC chairman to take up the post of deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission.

Therefore, Phong submitted a formal request to leave the council as he is mainly based in Hanoi City, reported Nguoi Lao Dong online newspaper.

The 60-year-old native of the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre was removed from the 13th Party Central Committee last Monday (October 3) during the 6th plenum of the committee, after the Politburo issued a disciplinary warning to him in July this year.

Phong had held various positions such as secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee, secretary of the Ben Tre Provincial Party Committee and chairman of the provincial People’s Council. After that, he was assigned to serve as deputy secretary of the HCMC Party Committee and chairman of the HCMC government.

The People’s Council of HCMC also voted to remove Le Minh Tan, former director of the HCMC Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, from the HCMC People’s Committee.

Tan, born in 1963 in HCMC, served as director of the HCMC Department of Labors, Invalid and Social Affairs from March 2016 to May 1 this year, after which he was approved to retire earlier than required due to health reasons.

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