Student, Mining and Geology College. Student, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Academy Economics, 1981.
Geology technician, League of Geological Groups, 1954-1959;
leader geological group 4, League of Geological Groups, 1959-1964;
deputy leader, League of Geological Groups, 1964-1966;
deputy director, Geological Map Department, 1970-1977;
deputy, director, director, League of Geological Map Groups, 1977-1979;
general director, General Department Geology, since 1979;
member, National Assembly, Vietnam, since 1981;
deputy prime minister, National Assembly, Vietnam, 1992-1997;
president, National Assembly, Vietnam, since 1997. Deputy chairman, chairman National Assembly Science and Technology Commission. Communist Party cell secretary League of Geology Groups # 20, member executive Party Committee for Vietnam geological sector.
Member party committee, secretary Labour Youth Union for Mining and Geological College, 1966-1969, executive member Party Committee for Geological Map Department, 1970-1976, secretary, 1979, alternate member central committee, 1982-1991, full member, since 1991, member political bureau, since 1996. Vice chairman Council Ministers, 1987, permanent representative to Council for Mutual Economics Assistance for Socialist Countries.