Southern province’s vice chairman to take responsible for past’s
Trịnh Xuân Thanh, vice chairman of the southern Hậu Giang
Province and former chairman of
PetroVietnam Construction Corporation (PVC).- Photovnexpress.net
NỘI – Trịnh Xuân Thanh, vice chairman of the southern Hậu Giang Province and
of PetroVietnam Construction Corporation (PVC), will have to take
responsibility for the losses during his time working at PVC, according to an
announcement by the PartyCentral Committee’s Inspection Commission yesterday.
Thanh, who made headlines in
national media last month, was criticised by the public for his alleged abuse
of an official plate on hisluxury
Lexus car, which he claimed was not his.
was appointed to his position in May last year, explained that because of the
province’s difficult financial situation, it was not able to arrange a
vehicle for him to commute to work. Therefore, he’d borrowed his friend’s car
for the purpose.
The car was
previously registered as a private car in Hà Nội, where Thanh hails from.
information went public, the media dug deep into Thanh’s promotion.General Secretary Nguyễn Phú
Trọng had ordered an inspection on the promotion process in Thanh’s case.
The report by the PartyCentral
Committee’s Inspection Commission said that Thanh, as the chairman of PVC
during 2007 to 2013, had been negligent and was lax in the management over
the corporation’s operation, resulting in many violations of the law on
business management and a loss of more thanVNĐ3.2
trillion (US$142 million).
violations are serious and degrade people’s trust in the Party and State. As
the leader of PVC, Trịnh Xuân Thanh had to take responsibility for such
violations,” the report said.
commission also said in the report that the promotion process with Thanh was
incorrect. Those who nominated Thanh to other positions such as the Deputy
Chief of Office at the Ministry of Industry and Trade and head of the trade
ministry’s Enterprise Innovation Department, as well as the vice chairman of
Hậu Giang Province also violated principles on criteria for official
The commission, therefore, suggested
the Politburo and other relevant agencies to clarify mistakes and violations
by individuals and bodies on Thanh’s case. Thanh’s title as a National
Assembly deputy should also be abandoned.
Strict punishments should be carried
out in Thanh’s case, the report concluded.-VNS