Nguyễn Hoà Bình (c), Secretary of the Party Central Committee and Chief Justice of the Việt Nam Supreme People’s Court, speaks at a wo rking session between provincial authorities and the Central Steering Committee on Anti-corruption in Thái Nguyên yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo
THÁI NGUYÊN — Northern Thái Nguyên Province has made progress recovering asset following corruption cases.
This comes two years after the provincial Party implemented a master plan to crackdown on discovering and handling corruption during the 2016-20 period.
The information was revealed at a working session between provincial authorities and the Central Steering Committee on Anti-corruption in Thái Nguyên yesterday when a draft report on examination results of the withdrawal of assets from corruption cases in the province was presented.
The rate of assets recovered after violations reached 69 per cent through investigation activities and 27.2 per cent through adjudication activities.
Investigative agencies of the provincial Police handled 196 cases of corruption and economic violations, involving 313 defendants during the period.
Authorised agencies carried out legal proceedings against 59 defendants involved in 30 corruption cases, recovering VNĐ9.5 billion (US$409,000). They also revoked nearly VNĐ3 billion from economic violations.
However, the report highlights shortcomings by provincial authorities, including the low rate of asset recovery.
The draft report also proposed the provincial authorities continue guiding the implementation of Party and State regulations on anti-corruption, increase supervision over the discovery and handling of corruption cases as well as actively find, identify and recover assets from corruption cases.
Nguyễn Hoà Bình, Secretary of the Party Central Committee and Chief Justice of the Việt Nam Supreme People’s Court, spoke highly of the results made by the provincial authorities.
However, he noted although not many cases of corruption happened in Thái Nguyên at present, the province still needed to focus on supervision, inspection and discovery of violations and effectively implement anti-corruption tasks.
It was also crucial to abide by related regulations in carrying out adjudication activities in order to prevent wrongful convictions and missing out violators, he said. — VNS