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Party chief calls for co-ordination on corruption fight

Update: September, 29/2015 - 08:49
arty General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has asked for stronger collaboration to ensure the strict implementation of anti-corruption laws. — VNA/VNS Photo Tri Dung

HA NOI (VNS) — Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has asked for stronger collaboration to ensure the strict implementation of anti-corruption laws.

Addressing the Central Steering Committee for Corruption Prevention and Combat's eighth meeting in Ha Noi yesterday, the Party leader, who is also the head of the committee, asked involved agencies to communicate more about laws, anti-corruption efforts and results.

Corruption prevention measures have been carried out, according to the report. State agencies' and organisations' operations have been made more transparent, and reforms have progressed on administrative procedures and management technology.

A Government Inspectorate report showed that 995,383 or 99.6 per cent of government officials declared their assets last year.

In the first half of 2015, the Inspectorate conducted 2,842 administrative inspections and 116,334 specialised inspections, which revealed economic law violations involving the use of VND11.3 trillion (US$497.2 million) and 589ha of land. It proposed reclaiming VND7.6 trillion ($334.4 million) and 514ha of land.

Inspectors also issued 106,562 decisions punishing law-breaking organisations and individuals. They collected VND1.8 trillion ($79.2 million) in fines, and passed 20 cases involving 76 individuals to criminal investigation agencies.

At the meeting, committee members also said authorised offices should work on anti-corruption initiatives and provide information to press agencies.

They suggested speeding up investigations and prosecutions of major cases and improving forensic tests. — VNS

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