Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Trần Ngọc Thành, who was appointed chairman of Việt Nam Railways Corporation (VNR) in April 2015, has submitted his resignation to the Ministry of Transport (MoT).
The reason for his resignation, which has not been approved by the ministry, has not been disclosed.
Earlier, the MoT had planned to move him to the post of deputy head of the Disaster Prevention, Search and Rescue Commission.
At the time of submitting his resignation, Thành had four more years of service until he reach the retirement age according to current regulations.
Vũ Anh Minh, head of the enterprise management department, is expected to replace Thành.
Prior to working at the corporation, Thành had several years of experience working in the transport sector and served as head of the Transport Department at the MoT.
During his three years working at the corporation, Thành contributed to revamping the business operation by implementing the electronic train ticket system, improving the quality of some service trains and restructuring transportation activities.
However, under his leadership, there were also some controversial projects in the railway sector, such as the purchase of old carriages from China.
Earlier, in February, the Transport Ministry said it was considering disciplinary action against Thành for failing to direct investment research activities according to government policy.
An inspection by the ministry found that VNR, Hà Nội Railway Transport Company and related agencies had conducted a survey related to the purchase of old train carriages without permission from the prime minister or the Transport Ministry. — VNS