|Nguyễn Văn Trân|
HÀ NỘI — Former Government Chief Inspector, Comrade Nguyễn Văn Trân, passed away last Friday at the age of 101 at the 108 Military Hospital in Hà Nội.
The information was announced on Wednesday by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Việt Nam, the National Assembly, the President, the Government, and the Central Committee of the Việt Nam Fatherland Front.
He died after a period of serious illness despite the best efforts of doctors and his family.
He was born on January 15, 1917 in Yên Phong District, northern Bắc Ninh Province.
Trân held other positions, including former Secretary of the Hà Nội Party Committee, former Minister of Transport and Post, former Minister of Heavy Industries and former Head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission.
He made great contributions to the revolutionary cause of the Party and the nation through the resistance wars and periods of national construction and defence at various positions he held. He was awarded the Gold Star Medal, a badge honouring his 80 years of Party membership and many other medals in recognition of his contribution.
A State funeral will be held for Trân next Monday. — VNS