Vietnam has elected a new Prime Minister after the recent Party Congress in January. Mr Pham Minh Chinh, 63, is an Associate Professor, Doctor of Law, and was a senior expert working in the Government Office where he has been in charge of Economy, Science & Technology Research. With the characteristic of bravery, strategic vision, decisive mindset, well trained and educated, Chinh is expected to make a breakthrough for Vietnam and Vietnamese people.
In 1989, a former Vietnamese student in Romania Chinh was assigned by the Vietnamese Government to work as a diplomat at the Embassy of Vietnam in Bucharest to access and review the reshuffles of Eastern European Block, giving advises to the Government to adapt policies in the new era.
During 2011-2015 period as a Provincial Party Secretary of Quang Ninh Province, Chinh has made a great transformation of the poor northeastern part of Vietnam into an important economic hub. Quang Ninh witnessed negative impacts of global economic crisis and setbacks due to heavily depending on coal mining, environmental pollution, low living standards.
Chinh has turned a ‘coal and mining province’ into a ‘toursim and full of service Quang Ninh’, showing his boldness, innovation, creativity abilities and mindset.
Several global leading companies and consulting firms such as BBG, McKinsey (USA), Nikken Sekkei, Nippon Koie (Japan) have been invited to make study and plan, building e-Government, performing administrative reforms. ‘Think big, aim higher’ is his motto in innovating, thinking, and creating breakthrough to push Quang Ninh expand the space to develop like today.
From 2016 to 2020, he was a member of the Politburo, Head of the Central Organizing Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, he issued a Regulations on raising responsibilities and setting examples for Party members in the fight against corruption as a commitment of the high ranking party leader to Vietnamese people and party members.
The regulation contains 8 must-do-points and 8 must-not-do-points has gained wide spread consensus among citizens of the country. Another Chinh’s theory was ‘Controlling power in public’ showing his determination in the fight against bribery in the political system.
The Prime Minister Chinh has two economic studies: ‘Vietnam’s economy: ups, downs and breakthroughs’ published in 2009, and ‘Vietnam’s financial context in 1997-1998 and 2007-2008: distance and change’ represent Vietnam’s new approach to promoting reform and catch up with international integration.
It is widely believed among Vietnamese people that with the political bravery, wisdom, leadership and management capabilities, the new Prime Minister Chinh is to promote Vietnam to reach the goal of ‘Wealthy people, Strong nation, Justice and Civilized society’.