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Inspections find misuse of land and public funds

Update: April, 14/2014 - 09:05
"A Vietnam News Agency report quoted Deputy Chief Inspector Tran Duc Luong as saying at a press briefing that the inspections had also found that 401ha of land had been misused during this period".— Photo seatimes

HA NOI (VNS) — The Government Inspectorate announced last Friday that eight "economic inspections" had found wrongdoings involving trillions of dong in the first quarter of the year.

A Vietnam News Agency report quoted Deputy Chief Inspector Tran Duc Luong as saying at a press briefing that the inspections had also found that 401ha of land had been misused during this period.

The units examined in the eight economic inspections included the Thang Long Tobacco Ltd Co, the Viet Nam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, the Natural Minerals Management Kan Province and Electricity of Viet Nam.

The Inspectorate has recommended that the State collects arrears of VND542 billion (US$25.7 million ) and reclaims 3.2ha of land, while the rest can be dealt with by relevant authorised agencies.

The Government Inspectorate is conducting another ten inspections at present.

Luong also said that in the second quarter of 2014, the agency would inspect implementation of the Government's decrees and decisions by the Ministry of Education and Training, the Health Ministry and some provinces and cities.

It would also examine compliance with regulations by: the ministries of Industry and Trade, Education and Training, and Health; the provinces of Dien Bien, Thanh Hoa and Nghe An; and several companies.

At the same time, the agency would continue efforts to improve its handling of complaints and denunciation from the public, Luong said.

It was revealed at the press conference that inspectors of various agencies including those related to health, environment and construction launched over 1,200 "administrative inspections" and completed 619 of them.

These inspections detected the misuse of VND2.676 trillion ($127.4 million); and proposed punishments for 113 units and 354 individuals.

Two cases of corruption and two individuals involved in them have been transferred to investigative agencies for criminal proceedings, it was said at the press briefing. — VNS

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