Chairman of the Bac Lieu provincial People’s Committee Pham Hoang Be has died of serious illness at the age of 59.

After 4 months spent in hospital for treatment, Chairman Be passed away in the early hours of April 30. He had been ill since 2013.

Pham Hoang Be was elected as the Chairman of Bac Lieu Provincial People’s Committee in June 2011.

Born in the southern province’s Phuoc Long district, Be joined the country’s revolutionary cause in December 1972 and took several key positions in the locality.

Funeral details will be announced soon, according to Bac Lieu provincial authority.-VNA