First-instance trial for ex-minister Vu Huy Hoang slated for Jan. 7

The People’s Court of Hanoi will hold a first-instance trial for ex-Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang on January 7, 2021.

First-instance trial for ex-minister Vu Huy Hoang slated for Jan. 7 hinh anh 1

Ex-Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang 

Hoang is involved in the case of “violating regulations on the management and use of State assets, causing losses and wastefulness” and “violating regulations on land management,” which occurred at the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and in Ho Chi Minh City.

This is a serious case drawing public attention. It is also related to the construction of a six-star hotel and trade and convention centre on a 6,080 sq.m land plot at No 2-4-6 Hai Ba Trung Street in HCM City.

The trial is scheduled to take place in one week.

Besides Hoang, nine other defendants will also go before the court, including former director of the MoIT’s Light Industry Department Phan Chi Dung, former Vice Chairman of HCM City People’s Committee Nguyen Huu Tin, former Director of the HCM City Department of Natural Resources and Environment Dao Anh Kiet.

Hoang and Dung are charged with “violating regulations on the management and use of State assets, causing losses and wastefulness” under Clause 3, Article 219 of the 2015 Criminal Code. Meanwhile, the other eight defendants are accused of “violating regulations on land management” under point b, Clause 3, Article 229 of the 2015 Criminal Code.

According to the indictment of the Supreme People’s Procuracy, the Saigon Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Company (Sabeco) under the management of the MoIT was allocated the land plot at 2-4-6 Hai Ba Trung Street in HCM City’s District 1 with total area of 6,080sq.m for non-agricultural production and business, with land rent to be paid annually.

 

Hoang, along with former Deputy Minister of MoIT Ho Thi Kim Thoa and Phan Chi Dung, directed officials of the ministry and Sabeco during the process Sabeco used the land-use right of the land plot and its capital as contributions to a joint venture named Sabeco Pearl between the firm and a number of private companies to build a six-star hotel, trade and convention centre and office for lease at the land plot.

After completing legal procedures for the project, Sabeco requested the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City to allow the addition of officetel and housing functions to the project. Immediately after that, the MoIT directed Sabeco to transfer all its stakes in the project to private companies which are partners in the joint venture. Therefore, the land use right of the State-owned land plot worth over 3.8 trillion VND was transferred to private firms illegally, causing more than 2.71 trillion VND of losses to the State.

Nguyen Huu Tin and other defendants who worked at the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Planning and Investment, and People’s Committee Office, committed violations on land management by giving Sabeco Pearl the right of the project’s investor and the authority to pay financial obligations and land rent for the land plot, which ran counter to the law.

Another accused person in the case – Ho Thi Kim Thoa - has fled, and the investigation police agency has put her on the wanted list./.VNA

Former minister of industry and trade prosecuted for causing huge loss

Former minister of industry and trade prosecuted for causing huge loss

The Supreme People’s Procuracy on Monday issued an indictment to prosecute former Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang and his accomplices for their involvement in a violation case related to the land plot at 2-4-6 Hai Ba Trung Street, HCMC.

Former minister of industry and trade investigated

Former minister of industry and trade investigated

Vu Huy Hoang, former minister of industry and trade, and two other ex-officials of this ministry are being investigated for “violating regulations on the management and use of State assets, causing losses and wastefulness”.

 
 

Other News

.
Vietnam to purchase AstraZeneca vaccine from Hungary
Vietnam to purchase AstraZeneca vaccine from Hungary
SOCIETYicon  07/10/2021 

The Vietnamese Government has agreed to purchase 400,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 from the Hungarian Government, according to a Government resolution.

Traveling between provinces: some open doors, others keep closed
Traveling between provinces: some open doors, others keep closed
FEATUREicon  07/10/2021 

As some provinces have gained initial achievements in controlling Covid-19, they now are allowing people with negative rapid testing results to enter the provinces.

Vietnamese 5th graders achieve good results in Southeast Asia
Vietnamese 5th graders achieve good results in Southeast Asia
SOCIETYicon  07/10/2021 

Vietnamese 5th graders achieved the highest rank in terms of learning outcome assessment in the Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics (SEA-PLM) for the 2018-2021 period, according to the Ministry of Education and Training.

Central Vietnam gears up for heavy rain as tropical storm likely to turn into storm
Central Vietnam gears up for heavy rain as tropical storm likely to turn into storm
SOCIETYicon  06/10/2021 

The central region is forecast to experience a spell of heavy rain and flooding over the coming days as a tropical depression entering the East Sea is likely to strengthen into a storm.

Flights to Hanoi must be approved by local authorities
Flights to Hanoi must be approved by local authorities
SOCIETYicon  06/10/2021 

The Hanoi People's Committee has replied to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam’s (CAAV) dispatch on the reopening of domestic flights to and from the capital city.

Da Nang destroys over 3 tons of post-war bombs and mines
Da Nang destroys over 3 tons of post-war bombs and mines
SOCIETYicon  06/10/2021 

The central city of Da Nang has completed the destruction of more than 3 tons of post-war bombs, mines and unexploded ordnances (UXO).

HCM City needs about 56,000 workers in Q4/2021
HCM City needs about 56,000 workers in Q4/2021
SOCIETYicon  06/10/2021 

According to the HCM City Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, local enterprises will need about 56,000 workers and about 90-92% of the demand will be met.

Vietnam to use Sputnik V vaccine this week
Vietnam to use Sputnik V vaccine this week
SOCIETYicon  06/10/2021 

Vietnam is anticipated to use Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine for the ongoing national vaccination campaign this week as soon as the factory certificate of the imported batch is secured.

Hanoi plans to start economic recovery while living safely with COVID-19
Hanoi plans to start economic recovery while living safely with COVID-19
SOCIETYicon  06/10/2021 

Hanoi will work towards a safe and flexible living situation with COVID-19, in a bid to begin the capital's economic recovery, the city’s leader has said.

EC to review Vietnam's efforts against IUU at online meeting
EC to review Vietnam's efforts against IUU at online meeting
SOCIETYicon  05/10/2021 

The European Commission will convene an online meeting with the Directorate of Fisheries on October 27 to review Vietnam’s efforts against illegal, unreported and undocumented fishing.

New COVID-19 cases down on October 5
New COVID-19 cases down on October 5
SOCIETYicon  05/10/2021 

Vietnam recorded 4,363 new COVID-19 cases, including three imported ones, in the past 24 hours till 5pm on October 5, reported the Health Ministry.

HCM City wants to resume round-trip flights to Hanoi
HCM City wants to resume round-trip flights to Hanoi
SOCIETYicon  06/10/2021 

The People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has proposed organizing a number of round-trip flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to partially solve urgent travel needs.

Rapid-test kit prices out of control, businesses propose price stabilization
Rapid-test kit prices out of control, businesses propose price stabilization
SOCIETYicon  06/10/2021 

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Ministry of Health (MOH) are considering adding rapid test kits to the list of products subject to price stabilization after reports about price turmoil.

VN lecturers win first prize of Social Business Creation 2021
VN lecturers win first prize of Social Business Creation 2021
SOCIETYicon  05/10/2021 

A group of lecturers from International University (Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City) has passed 264 teams from 80 universities of 24 countries to take the first prize of the 2021 Social Business Creation Contest.

Commercial railway transportation to resume from October 7
Commercial railway transportation to resume from October 7
SOCIETYicon  05/10/2021 

Vietnam Railway Authority has issued a document asking for feedback from localities on the resumption of railway transportation while ensuring COVID-19 safety.

HCM City is bustling on the first day of 'new normal' week
HCM City is bustling on the first day of 'new normal' week
SOCIETYicon  05/10/2021 

Crowded streets, busy traffic on the morning of the first Monday in the new normal - people in Ho Chi Minh City have returned to work after a four months of social distancing.

People from covid-hit areas keep flocking to the Central Highlands
People from covid-hit areas keep flocking to the Central Highlands
SOCIETYicon  05/10/2021 

Tens of thousands of people from southern provinces that are Vietnam’s pandemic hotspot are flocking to the Central Highlands provinces, posing great pressure for the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic in these localities.

Don't use COVID-19 antibody tests incorrectly, health ministry told health authorities
Don't use COVID-19 antibody tests incorrectly, health ministry told health authorities
SOCIETYicon  05/10/2021 

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has asked that local health authorities do not use COVID-19 antibody tests for the wrong purpose, as it is both costly and unnecessary.

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES OCTOBER 5
VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES OCTOBER 5
SOCIETYicon  05/10/2021 

Poor students to find it easier to access online learning

Gov't approves finance ministry's credit line to help poor students with online learning
Gov't approves finance ministry's credit line to help poor students with online learning
SOCIETYicon  05/10/2021 

Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai has agreed with the Finance Ministry’s proposal to help needy students with electronic devices to help them learn online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN