Former Deputy Prime Minister played a part in wrongdoing at State-owned steel group

December 09, 2019 - 23:00

The case implicates Politburo member and Secretary of the Hà Nội municipal Party Committee Hoàng Trung Hải.

Politburo member and Secretary of the Hà Nội municipal Party Committee Hoàng Trung Hải.— VNA/VNS Photo 

HÀ NỘI — The Party Central Committee's Inspection Commission released their conclusions on Monday after its 41st meeting held in Hà Nội from December 4-6, which focused on the wrongdoings at the Standing Board of Party Committee of the State-owned Việt Nam Steel Corporation (VSC).

The meeting found that the board was negligent and loose in its leadership and direction, inspection and supervision work, letting the firm commit serious wrongdoings in the implementation of the second phase of the Thái Nguyên Iron and Steel Corporation (TISCO II), causing great losses of the State money and property.

Many officials and Party members involved were tried criminally, resulting in much public anger.

The commission concluded that the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)'s Party Civil Affairs Committee was also irresponsible and slackened on its leadership, direction, inspection and supervision duties, allowing the ministry to violate regulations in the performance of the functions of State management for the TISCO II project.

Then secretary of the ministry’s Party Civil Affairs Committee and MoIT Minister Vũ Huy Hoàng in the 2007-16 period is mainly responsible for violations and wrongdoings of the MoIT’s Party Civil Affairs Committee.

The case also implicates Politburo member and Secretary of the Hà Nội municipal Party Committee Hoàng Trung Hải, who the commission stated had committed wrongdoings and shortcomings in giving directions for the TISCO II project during Hải's time as a member of the Party Civil Affairs Committee and Deputy Prime Minister.

Several other high-ranking officials of the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment were also found responsible for wrongdoing in the case.

Those wrongdoings have affected the Party organisation’s prestige so negatively that disciplinary measures are warranted against the culprits.

The commission also reviewed and gave conclusion on the supervision and inspection of a number of other Party organisations and members.

Also at the meeting, the commission approved guidelines on the inspection and supervision work for Party congresses at all levels towards the 13th National Party Congress, which is slated for early 2021. — VNS