A state funeral will be held for former Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong, who passed away on Friday at the age of 79 due to ailment and old age, according to a special announcement by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), the National Assembly, the President, the Government, and the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF).
Mr. Truong Vinh Trong (also known as Hai Nghia) was born in 1942 in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre.
He was an alternate member of the 6th-tenure CPV Central Committee; official member of the CPV Central Committee in the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th tenures; Secretary of the CPV Central Committee in the 9th and 10th tenures; member of the Politburo in the 10th tenure; deputy to the 8th and 11th National Assembly. He was former Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Home Affairs, and former Deputy Prime Minister.
The State Funeral Board includes 21 members, headed by Politburo member and Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh.
The respect-paying ceremony will take place from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm at the great hall of the Ben Tre Provincial People’s Committee on Sunday, and from 8:00 am to 11:00 am at the National Funeral Hall in Hanoi the same day.
The memorial service will be held at 9:00 am at the great hall of the Ben Tre Provincial People’s Committee on Monday.
The burial ceremony will take place at 11:00 am on the same day at the Martyrs Cemetery in Ben Tre province.