Vietnam's next PM has a big job meeting its development ambitions

Rising star Pham Minh Chinh has to steer the country to the ranks of high income developed economies by 2045.

Mr Pham Minh Chinh, 62, who is slated to take over the position of prime minister in Vietnam, is party central organisation commission chief. PHOTO: REUTERS

New, ambitious goals for Vietnam's socio-economic development plans. And the advancement of the man set to be the next prime minister, Mr Pham Minh Chinh, to guide these plans to fruition - never mind his lack of economic management experience at the national level.

These were the outcomes of the five-yearly 13th national congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), which wrapped up earlier this month.

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