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VN gets new transport minister and chief inspector

Update: October, 26/2017 - 15:29
New Minister of Transport Nguyễn Văn Thể (left) and Government Inspector General Lê Minh Khái. - Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The National Assembly (NA) on Thursday afternoon voted in a majority, approving the appointment of new Minister of Transport, Nguyễn Văn Thể, and the Government Inspector General, Lê Minh Khái.

Four hundred and sixty one NA deputies agreed to Thể’s appointment as the transport minister, and he received a vote share of 93.98 per cent. Khái received a slightly higher approval at 94.5 per cent, with 464 deputies voting in his favour.

The NA cast votes after Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on Wednesday proposed that the two positions be filled.

Former transport minister, Trương Quang Nghĩa, was previously appointed to serve as the Party Secretary of Đà Nẵng City, while former Government Inspector Chief, Phan Văn Sáu, was appointed to take over the post of Thể as the Party Secretary of the southern province of Sóc Trăng.  

Khái, 53, currently the Party Secretary of the Mekong Delta Province of Bạc Liêu, has a masters degree in accounting and auditing.

Before being elected as the Party Secretary of his home province in October 2015, he worked as the deputy chief of the State Audit and the deputy secretary and the chairman of the People’s Committee of Bạc Liêu. Khái is also the head of the Bạc Liêu National Assembly’s deputy delegate.

Thể, 51, originally from Đồng Tháp Province, has a doctoral degree in transport.

His rising political career reached the first milestone as he was appointed the deputy director of Sóc Trăng’s transport department. Thể then became the deputy chairman of the Sóc Trăng People’s Committee.

He made a comeback to the transport sector as the deputy minister of transport in 2013, and later came back to Sóc Trăng to serve as the provincial Party Secretary.

Thể is also the head of the Sóc Trăng NA’s deputy delegate. – VNS  



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