Lower Level Agencies Encouraged to Tackle Anti-corruption

Mr. Mai Quoc Binh, Deputy Head of the government inspectorate, was appointed to Head of the anti-corruption department last November.

"An efficient anti-corruption campaign would need the participation and supervision of various lower level agencies," Deputy Head of the Government Inspectorate Mai Quoc Binh told an SGGP reporter on the sidelines of the ongoing National Assembly’s session.

Mr. Binh suggested the establishment of an independent anti-corruption team to conduct investigations. In the future, the Governmental Inspectorate will guide inspectors from every ministry, encouraging them to improve their performance in the fight against rampant corruption at their particular level.

Answering concerns about possible corruption in big investment projects and the fact that dirty money is being laundered in the stock market, Mr. Mai Quoc Binh said his department is consulting the Government to promptly rectify the situation.

Recently, Government inspectors have announced the percentage of losses in capital construction works at 10% - a very big figure. Every year, Viet Nam spends VND200 trillion (US$12.5 billion) on capital construction works, and 10% of this amount is pocketed by corrupt officials.

Mr. Mai Quoc Binh, Deputy Head of the government inspectorate, was appointed to Head of the anti-corruption department last November. The anti-corruption department includes sub-departments such as the anti-corruption inspection offices. A representative office has been opened in Ho Chi Minh City. People can provide the department with corruption information directly at 220 Doi Can, Ha Noi.

By H.Y – Translated by Trong Khuong

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