Disciplinary measures proposed against Binh Duong Party secretary, other senior officials
Tran Van Nam, secretary of the Binh Duong Province's Party Committee - PHOTO: NLDO
HCMC - The Party Central Committee's Inspection Commission has proposed disciplining Tran Van Nam, the incumbent secretary of the Binh Duong Province Party Committee, for his alleged mismanagement that caused huge losses for the State.
The commission met from June 14 to 16 to look into the results of an investigation into some Party organizations and members in the southern province of Binh Duong, the local media reported.
The standing board of the Binh Duong Party Committee in the 2015-2020 tenure and the Party Civil Affairs Committee of the Binh Duong People’s Committee in the 2016-2021 term flouted working regulations and showed a lack of responsibility, slack leadership and poor supervision, leading to the mismanagement and misuse of land, capital and assets at the Binh Duong Production and Import-Export Corporation, aka Corporation 3-2.
The irregularities caused heavy losses of capital and assets for the State. In addition, many officials and Party members are facing criminal charges, sparking public concern and affecting the prestige of the Party and local authorities.
Nam must be held accountable for the violations committed by the standing board of the Binh Duong Party Committee in the 2015-2020 period.
While having served as provincial vice chairman, Nam signed decisions on land use fees, which violated regulations on land management and thus caused big losses for the State. He also failed to deploy a plan to use 43 hectares of land at Corporation 3-2, approved the illegal transfer of the Tan Phu project to a private firm, and allowed Corporation 3-2 to illegally use 145 hectares of land for capital contribution to the Tan Thanh Company.
In addition, Pham Van Canh, former deputy secretary of the Binh Duong Party Committee, must also bear responsibility for the violations committed by the standing board of the Binh Duong Party Committee and the signing of a document endorsing the illegal transfer of the Tan Phu project to a private firm and violations at Corporation 3-2.
Meanwhile, Tran Thanh Liem, former secretary of the provincial Party Committee and ex-chairman of the provincial People's Committee, must be held liable for the violations of the standing board of the Binh Duong Party Committee and the Party Affairs Committee of the Binh Duong People’s Committee, and the supplementation of documents to allow for the illegal transfer of the Tan Phu project to a private firm.
Binh Duong Vice Chairman Nguyen Thanh Truc; provincial chief inspector Tran Xuan Lam; chief of the provincial government office Vo Van Luong; Nguyen Van Dong, secretary of the Party Committee of Thu Dau Mot City and ex-chief of the provincial Party Committee’s office; and Ngo Dung Phuong, an official of the provincial Party Committee’s office, were also found to be involved in the case.
Therefore, the Inspection Commission proposed taking disciplinary measures against Nam, Canh, Liem, Truc and Lam. It also issued a warning against Dong, relieved Luong and Phuong from all Party posts and expelled Le Van Trang, former head of the Binh Duong Tax Department, and Vo Thanh Binh, former deputy head of the department, and some former leaders of Corporation 3-2 from the Party.
On June 10, the National Election Council issued a resolution not recognizing the status of Nam as a newly elected National Assembly deputy as he failed to meet the necessary criteria.
In 2010, Corporation 3-2, a business under the Binh Duong Party Committee, and Au Lac Company jointly established Tan Phu Company to develop a project on 43 hectares of land on Pham Ngoc Thach and Vo Van Kiet streets. Au Lac contributed VND140 billion to Tan Phu with a 70% stake.
In 2016, Corporation 3-2 transferred the land to the Tan Phu Company at over VND250 billion, which the Ministry of Public Security concluded as against the regulations on asset appraisal and auction, causing losses of over VND126 billion.
Relating to the case, the Ministry of Public Security has detained and filed charges against 14 people.
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