HN appoints new mayor


VGP  Deputy Secretary of the Ha Noi Party Committee Chu Ngoc Anh was elected as Chairman of the Ha Noi municipal People’s Committee in the 2016-2021 term

Mr. Chu Ngoc Anh

The election was conducted on September 25 at an irregular meeting of the Ha Noi People’s Council. Mr. Ngoc Anh got 100% of ‘yes’ votes. 

Earlier, Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh was appointed deputy secretary of the Ha Noi Party Committee for the 2015-20 term.

His appointment was decided by the Party Politburo and announced last Friday by the Party's Central Organizing Commission.

Mr. Anh is expected to be relieved of his position as Minister of Science and Technology at the upcoming National Assembly session in late October.

Anh, 55, hails from Ha Noi's rural district of Ba Vi. He has a doctorate, was an alternate member of the Party's 11th Central Committee and is a member of the Party’s 12th Central Committee.

He once worked at the Ha Noi University of Science and Technology, the Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology and the State Agency for Technology Innovation.

He served as chairman of the northern province of Phu Tho and deputy minister of science and technology before becoming a minister in April 2016.

The position of chairman of Ha Noi’s People’s Committee is vacant after Nguyen Duc Chung was suspended from all leadership positions and arrested for his involvement in several criminal cases last month./.

By Khanh Phuong