Former Vice Chairman of the 11st National Assembly Trương Quang Được passed away at the age of 76 on Thursday after a long illness. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI— Former Vice Chairman of the 11st National Assembly Trương Quang Được passed away at the age of 76 on Thursday after a long illness.
The Communist Party of Việt Nam’s Central Committee (CPVCC), the National Assembly, the President, the Government, the Việt Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee and the CPV CC’s Military Commission made the announcement about his death on Saturday.
Được who was born on February 10, 1940 in Cẩm Kim Commune in Quảng Nam Province’s ancient Hội An City, spent almost 60 years of his life in revolutionary activity and made outstanding contributions to the national revolution liberation.
He held positions in the 7th, 8th and 9th Central Party Committee; was a member of the 9th Politburo, deputy of the 8th, 10th, 11th NA, and Chairman of the People’s Committees of northern Hải Phòng and central Đà Nẵng Cities.
He retired in 2008 and was awarded the Hồ Chí Minh Order, Labour Order-first class, and many other medals and orders.
To recognise his contribution to the country’s building and development, the Party, NA, the President, the Government, the Việt Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee have decided to hold a State funeral for the former NA Vice Chairman.
A State funeral will also be held for the former Vice Chairman of the Council of Minisers, Nguyễn Văn Chính, who died on Saturday at the age of 93 in HCM City.
Chính who was born in Bình Chánh District, HCM City, was a member of the Communist Party of Việt Nam for more than 70 years. He was awarded many top honors including the Hồ Chí Minh Order. He was credited for contributions to policies that helped improve the agricultural sector and farmers’ life. - VNS.