|Customs officials work at Đình Vũ customs branch. — VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HẢI PHÒNG — The Customs Department in the northern port city of Hải Phòng will install more cameras to increase the supervision of customs activities and prevent violations by customs officials.
Supervision will particularly pertain to customs activities related to businesses, said Nguyễn Sỹ Tráng, the department’s deputy director.
Cameras will be installed in the offices of customs leaders, in areas where customs procedures take place as well as in sea ports and warehouses.
The decision comes after media reports of some customs officials at the Đình Vũ port requesting businesses to pay extra fees under the table.
According to Nguyễn Văn Thanh, head of the customs branch at the port, cameras will be installed to supervise every corner.
Businesses can report about any customs officials violating regulations or asking them to pay unofficial fees to the department and branch managers by calling on their hotline numbers, which are publicised in areas dealing with customs activities, Thanh said.
The Hải Phòng Customs Department has temporarily suspended three customs officials at the Đình Vũ port for alleged violations and imposed disciplinary action against two managers who directly supervised the corrupt officials. — VNS