Than Hai Thanh - Retired but the compassionate heart never sleeps


(QNO) - Mr Than Hai Thanh was born in 1950 in Dien An Commune, Dien Ban District, Quang Nam province. Although Thanh took a seat at Nguyen Duy Hieu public high school in Dien Ban district, but because of war, he had to leave his family to learn at  Da  Nang city  Technical School. After graduating from Ho Chi Minh city University of Economy, he continued to study at Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration (HCMA) and  graduated BA degree of politics.

In 1977, he was voted as Deputy Secrectary of the District 1 Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (Ho Chi Minh city). In  new position, he always worked hard to complete his missions and received greatly respect from his colleagues and people around. Two years later, he was appointed as chairman of the People’s Committee of Ban Nge Ward (District 1, HCMC) and then Deputy Director of  Distric 1 Import-Export Company. In 1989, The Ben Thanh Tourist Service company was established and Thanh was appointed as company’s Deputy direcror.

Through out 20 years of founding and operation, Thanh and Ben Thanh Tourist Service company overcame many difficulties and challenges to stand and develop firmly in the market economy. One  of  the main factors that brought outstanding success to the company in the first years is the managing structure reorganisation and the ways of doing business. Now, it is one of leading tourist companies in both HCMC and Vietnam.

The long hard works years brought Thanh new happy: he was granted many glorious titles: national level Emulation Soldier in 2000; The third grade Labour Medal in 2002, The second grade Labour Medal in 2009 and Typical Saigon Entrepreneur for 4 consecutive years (to honour businesspersons of HCMC who have  high achievements on  the  activities related  to production, business and enterprises development, have good professional ethics and contributed  greatly to the prosperity of the city  in  particular and  the country in general),  many Certificate of Merit of HCMC  People's Committee, Certificate of Merit of Prime Minister, Certificate of Merit of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism...

Now, Than Hai Thanh retired and is living in a far place, but he never forget his Quang Nam native land and his compassionate heart never sleep. He has warmly taken part in many social and charity activities. He built and presented some houses of gratitude to the poor in Dien An commune, presented 10 boats to local people to move in the raining and flooding season… He also coordinated with other “Quang Nam native land’s businesspersons in HCMC” to found “ Giving Strength to go to school” Fund to help poor students in Dien An commune.

(Source: Quang Country's Businessman)