City proposes measures to fight ODA corruption

The vice chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, Nguyen Thanh Tai, has recently sent a proposal to the Ministry of Planning and Investment for measures to fight corruption in Japan’s ODA funded projects in the city.

A flyover on the trans- Asia highway, for which two thirds of the capital is from Asia Development Bank loans.

The city proposed rules for better management, clear procedures between Japan and Vietnam and strengthened tendering regulations. 

In order to help fight corruption, the ministry will become the third side to participate in the assessment of ODA projects. It is hoped that this will help increase transparency of the bidding process.

Currently, the city is preparing to use Japanese funding to build metro system in Ho Chi Minh City from Ben Thanh market to Suoi Tien Park.

The city’s municipal government said the ministry should outline its responsibilities of for Japan’s ODA funded projects.

By V.Anh - Translated by Thanh Huong

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