Since 2013, the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has conducted 200 inspections of corruption, uncovering a total of VND130 billion in wrongdoing, according to a report from provincial leaders to officials of the Central Steering Committee on Corruption Prevention on Friday.
Of the amount, inspection committees of all levels found seven organisations violating financial management and use regulations, involving VND276 million.
After the inspections, 18 officials were disciplined. Police officials are also investigating an additional 71 people charged with violations. Most of the cases were related to economic infractions.
Sai Gon giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Foreign media tour once-polluted canal
Journalists from several countries toured the Nhieu Loc – Thi Nghe Canal recently as part of the International Tourism Exhibition 2015. The canal, once seriously polluted, opened to local and international tourists in early September.
Canal tours are a new tourism product in HCM City. The HCM City People's Committee has also assigned the city's Department of Tourism to develop river tours through Viet Nam, Lao PDR and Cambodia.
Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer)
Dong Nai to stop petrol station fraud
The southern province of Dong Nai will install black boxes next month at local petrol stations to prevent cheating by stations, according to Pham Van Sang, director of the province's Department of Sciences and Technology.
According to the department, inspections between March and July, officials found price violations at 62 petrol stations. Customers suffer a 15 per cent loss of fuel because of the rigged pumps.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Rail staff to receive training
Four hundred engineers and staff at HCM City's Management Board for Urban Railways will be trained to operate and maintain the Ben Thanh – Suoi Tien Metro line, which is expected to be put into use in 2020. Of the number, 56 drivers will be trained locally and abroad.
Japanese contractors will train the engineers in train and cabin maintenance.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)