A combination photo of Le Minh Khai (L) and Le Van Thanh, who were proposed as new deputy prime ministers – PHOTO: TNO
HCMC – Newly-installed Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has submitted a proposal to the National Assembly (NA) to pick two new deputy prime ministers and 12 new ministers.
Le Minh Khai, former Inspector General of the Government Inspectorate, and Le Van Thanh, Haiphong Party chief and chairman of the Haiphong People’s Council, were proposed to serve as deputy prime ministers.
Le Minh Khai, born in Bac Lieu Province in 1964, holds a bachelor’s degree in politics and a master’s degree in economics. Khai had earlier held numerous posts of Vice Auditor General of the State Audit Office, deputy secretary of the Bac Lieu Party Committee, chairman of Bac Lieu, secretary of the Bac Lieu Party Committee, and Inspector General of the Government Inspectorate.
Le Van Thanh, born in Haiphong City in 1962, holds a master’s degree in economic management. He served as vice chairman and then chairman of Haiphong City, deputy secretary and then secretary of the Haiphong Party Committee. In June 2016, he was elected as chairman of the Haiphong People’s Council for the 2016-2021 tenure.
Besides, PM Chinh also proposed the National Assembly approve the new members of the Government.
Specifically, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son was proposed to serve as Minister of Foreign Affairs, while Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Pham Thi Thanh Tra will hold the position of Minister of Home Affairs.
Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung was proposed to become Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Deputy Minister of National Defense Phan Van Giang will serve as Minister of National Defense, while Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan might be promoted to the minister.
Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Propagation and Education Nguyen Hong Dien was proposed to hold the post as Minister of Industry and Trade, while Deputy Minister of Construction Nguyen Thanh Nghi will serve as Minister of Construction.
Ho Duc Phoc, former Auditor General of the State Audit of Vietnam, will be named Minister of Finance, and Tran Van Son, Vice Chairman of the Government Office, was proposed to become Minister-Chairman of the Government Office.
Nguyen Kim Son, director of Hanoi National University, will become Minister of Education and Training, according to the prime minister’s proposal.
Other new members of the Government will include Hau A Lenh and Doan Hong Phong. Lenh, Secretary General of the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee, will become Minister-Chairman of the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs, while Phong, Secretary of the Party Committee of Nam Dinh Province and Head of the Nam Dinh Delegation of NA deputies, will serve as Inspector General of the Government Inspectorate.
The National Assembly will consider and approve the proposal tomorrow, April 8, the local media reported.