HÀ NỘI — Chairman of Lâm Đồng Province People's Committee Trần Văn Hiệp has been temporarily detained on the accusation of "accepting bribes”, the Ministry of Public Security announced on Tuesday. The spokesperson said Hiệp's crimes were related to the Đại Ninh Eco-tourism Commercial Urban Area project in the province. Earlier on December 28, Lâm Đồng Province People's Committee assigned Võ Ngọc Hiệp, Vice Chairman of the People's Committee, to temporarily oversee and manage the activities of the People's Committee until December 31, 2023. During this period, Võ Ngọc Hiệp assumed the leadership and tasks of the People's Committee and the Chairman of the People's Committee. Trần Văn Hiệp, 58 years old, hailed from Điện Bàn District, Quảng Nam Province, held various positions before becoming the Chairman, including Provincial Youth Union Secretary, Bảo Lâm District Party Committee Secretary, Head of the Propaganda Committee and Vice Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee in Lâm Đồng.