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Railway company officer dismissed

Update: February, 04/2016 - 10:03
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HA NOI (VNS) — Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang yesterday dismissed the General Director of Ha Noi Railway Transport Company, Nguyen Viet Hiep, for failing to comply with the Government's policy on the import of machinery, equipment and technological lines used.

Earlier , the Ha Noi Railway Transport Company, announced that the Viet Nam Railway Corporation, its mother company, had allowed the company to buy more than 160 old train carriages from China's Kunming Railway Department.

Of these, some 120 were manufactured 20 years ago. The newest 12 carriages were 12-years-old.

Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang ordered the Viet Nam Railway Corporation (VRC) to remove Nguyen Viet Hiep from his post, saying that he and other relevant staff had acted against the country's policies in importing used machines, devices and technology.

He also asked the VRC to report and clarify the responsibilities of relevant officers in the case.

The Ha Noi Railway Transport Company said the VRC had given permission for the deal in mid 2015. — VNS

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