Biography of Chairman of HCM City People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong: Positions & Working History

Nguyen Thanh Phong has been re-elected as Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee for the 10th tenure (2021-2026) at the first meeting of the 10th People’s Council of Ho Chi Minh City.
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Biography of Chairman of HCM City People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong: Positions & Working History

Nguyen Thanh Phong re-elected as Chairman of HCM City People's Committee

Nguyen Thanh Phong was re-elected as Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee for the 2016-2021 tenure, winning 100% of the vote at the first session of the 9th municipal People’s Council on June 28, cited NDO.

Born in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre in 1962, Phong has a master’s degree in economics. He is a Party Central Committee member and was the Chairman of the committee in the last tenure.

In his action plan delivered after the re-election, Phong pledged he will join the local political system to successfully implement the resolutions of the 13th National Party Congress and the 11th local Party Congress, based on the spirit of solidarity, responsibility, and creativity.

At the first meeting of the People’s Council in its ninth tenure, he was re-elected as chairman of the People’s Committee for the 2016-21 term, according to TuoiTre.

At the election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and people’s councils at all levels for the 2021-26 term, Phong was elected as deputy of the 10th municipal People’s Council.

Nguyen Thanh Phong's Biography

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HCM City People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong. Photo: hcmd

Nguyen Thanh Phong was born on July 18, 1962 as a native citizen of Chau Thanh district, Ben Tre province.

He completed the PhD in Economics, Bachelor in Economics. Chairman of HCM City People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong joined the Communist Party of Vietnam on September 8, 1988.

Awards granted to Nguyen Thanh Phong

During his career, Nguyen Thanh Phong has received Third Class Labor Medal in 2014 and Order of Cultural Merit (Bogwan) from the President of the Republic of Korea, among others.

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HCM City People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong. Photo: VNN

Positions & Working History

Nguyen Thanh Phong was a member of Party Central Committee: 17th, 12th, 13th tenures; National Assembly deputy: 10th, 11th tenures and Member of People’s Council of Ho Chi Minh City: 2016-2021, 2021-2026 tenures, cited VNA.

1981 - June 1995: Student at University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City, Member of Executive Committee of the university's Youth Union; Lecturer, Secretary of the university's Youth Union, Vice Chairman of Vietnam Youth Federation, Ho Chi Minh City chapter, Member of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee.

June 1995 - February 2003: Member of Standing Board of HCMC's Youth Union, Chairman of the Vietnam Student Association, HCM City chapter; Standing Vice Secretary of HCMC's Youth Union, Member of Executive Board of HCMC's Party Organisation, Secretary of HCMC's Youth Union, Chairman of Vietnam Youth Federation, HCM City chapter; Secretary of Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee (since Feb. 2002); Deputy to 10th and 11th National Assembly.

February 2003 - April 2004: Studying foreign language in Singapore and Australia.

April 2004 - October 2006: Secretary of Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee in charge of the South; Permanent Secretary of Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee (since July 2005).

November 2006 - January 2009: Member of HCMC's Party Committee, Secretary of District 2's Party Committee, Ho Chi Minh City.

January 2009 - October 2010: Vice Secretary of Ben Tre provincial Party Committee.

October 2010 - January 2011: Secretary of Ben Tre provincial Party Committee.

January 2011 - July 2013: Member of 11th Party Central Committee, Secretary of Ben Tre provincial Party Committee.

July 2013 - January 2015: Member of 11th Party Central Committee, Secretary of Ben Tre provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Ben Tre provincial People’s Council.

January 2015 - December 2015: Member of 11th Party Central Committee, Vice Secretary of HCMC's Party Committee, 9th and 10th tenures.

December 2015 - June 2021: Member of Party Central Committee for 11th, 12th and 13th tenures; Vice Secretary of HCMC's Party Committee for 10th and 11th tenures Secretary of Party Delegation to HCMC's Party Committee, Chairman of People’s Committee of HCMC for 8th (2011-2016) and 9th tenures (2016-2021).

Photo: VNA
Photo: VNA

The People's Committee

The People's Committee, which is elected by the People's Council, is the executive office of the People's Council, the State administrative organ in the locality. It is responsible for the implementation of the Constitution, the laws, the written decisions of the State organs of higher levels and the resolutions of the People's Council of the same level.

The People's Committee is organized and operate on the principle of democratic centralism.

Within their duties and powers, the People's Committee shall manage the local affairs in accordance with the Constitution, the laws and the written decisions of the State organs of higher levels, promote the right to mastery of the people, strengthen the socialist legislation, prevent and fight against bureaucratism, irresponsibility, arrogance, authoritarianism, corruption, wastefulness and other negative manifestations at the offices, among State employees and within the local administrative apparatus.

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, once “The Pearl of the Far East” is the second largest city in Vietnam (the largest being Hanoi). It is the most crowded city in the country with the official population of over 8 million people on the total area of over 2,095 square kilometers. District 1, along the Saigon River, where downtown Saigon is located, is the commercial center and contains most of the city’s monuments and landmarks. With favorable weather the whole year round and the convenient access from other countries by air, by road and by sea, Ho Chi Minh city is a busy and dynamic metropolitan, cited glosearch.

Government Portal Contact

Address: 59 Ly Tu Trong, District 1, HCM city

Phone: 38226191

Fax: 38296723

Email: bbt@hochiminhcity.gov.vn; cityweb@tphcm.gov.vn

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