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Inspectors uncover mishandling of $3b

Update: January, 17/2018 - 09:00
Last year, inspectors detected economic violations involving more than VNĐ67.7 trillion (US$3 billion) and a total of 192 individuals. They are all under police investigation for alleged wrongdoings.— VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Dân

HÀ NỘI — Last year, inspectors detected economic violations involving more than VNĐ67.7 trillion (US$3 billion) and a total of 192 individuals. They are all under police investigation for alleged wrongdoings.

During the yearly review by the Government Inspectorate yesterday, Deputy Chief Inspector Nguyễn Văn Thanh reported that there were 7,539 administrative inspections and another 237,284 sectoral ones at central and local levels. They involved the mishandling of money and violations relating to 17,586ha of land.

The inspectors proposed to retrieve more than VNĐ43.3 trillion, or nearly 70 per cent of the missing money, and to take back 4,941 ha – roughly 28 per cent of the land wrongfully used.

The rest of the money and land involved will be handled by other measures.

Thanh also said that inspectors levied nearly VNĐ3 trillion in administrative fines against organisations and individuals found to have breached the rules in several sectors.

Regarding transparency efforts by govermental organisations, the inspectorate reported that 1.11 million officials dutifully made their asset declarations last year. This was 10 per cent higher than in 2016 and accounted for 99.8 per cent of those who must declare their annual assets according to law.

Out of 78 officials randomly cross-examined by the inspectors, five were found to have wrongly declared their assets.

Inspections also uncovered 87 cases of corruption involving 123 individuals, a rise of 70 per cent in numbers and 45 per cent in terms of people.

Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình, who attended the conference, asked inspectors to keep the initial inspection plan in action while making irregular inspections to detect weaknesses in management work and flaws in policies.

He said the inspectorate should release its conclusions quickly so the Government could consider penalties for any violations. — VNS

 

 

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