Anti-corruption fight set to intensify

October, 14/2017 - 09:51

The Party and State will increase inspections to detect and strictly deal with corruption cases as well as speed up the investigation, prosecution and judgment of serious cases, said President Trần Đạo Quang

President Trần Đại Quang meets voters in HCM City yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng

HCM CITY — The Party and State will increase inspections to detect and strictly deal with corruption cases, and speed investigation and prosecution of violators, President Trần Đại Quang told voters in HCM City yesterday.
Meeting with voters from Districts 1, 3 and 4 in preparation for the upcoming fourth session of the 14th National Assembly, the State leader said that thanks to firm directions from the Party Central Committee, Politburo  and the Central Steering Committee on Corruption Prevention and Control, as well as joint work by relevant agencies, serious corruption cases have been brought to the light.
He stressed the need to promptly discover violations of the law and other negative phenomena, as also strengthen supervision of personnel and administrative work.
Speaking about transport works under the Build Operate Transfer (BOT) model, he admitted there was lack of transparency in project approval and price appraisal. He also shared voters’ concern over unreasonable toll collection in several localities.
"The Party Central Committee and Government have ordered comprehensive supervision over BOT projects, he told the voters. Regulations will also be adjusted to fix shortcomings," he said.
Food hygiene and safety had been added to the list of fields that would be subjected to close scrutiny by the legislature, and the Government must report to the NA the outcomes of State management of this issue, he said.
The President also told voters that the NA planned to adopt five bills, give opinions on nine draft laws and discuss socio-economic issues and supervision over other important issues.
President Quang said that in the amended Law on Complaints, different forms had been introduced and regulations on protecting complainants had been added. Meanwhile, in the revised Law on Corruption Prevention and Control, rules on assets filing and accountability for origin of assets had been extended.
He also noted that the Party Central Committee’s sixth plenum had issued a resolution on continued renovation towards streamlining the political apparatus to make it more efficient and effective. — AFP