President asks for closer management

The Government Inspectorate must sharpen its inspections to help State management agencies increase their efficiency, thereby preventing wrongdoings and putting an end to corruption.

President Truong Tan Sang stressed the Inspectorate's work while meeting with the staff at their agency in Ha Noi yesterday.

Sang said, as part of the efforts focusing on economic integration and the nation's increasing population, more conflicts and disputes will probably arise. Meanwhile, State management in many sectors is sometimes weak, thus the Government Inspectorate needs to increase its consultative role to the Party and State.

The Government Inspectorate must closely co-operate with other ministries and agencies to address shortcomings to raise their position and work efficiency, and meet the expectations of the Party, State and people.

To raise the efficiency in their work, inspectors proposed that there should be a roadmap to amend and supplement the Law on Inspection, training inspectors with investigative skills, and asked for more support from other organisations while conducting inspections.

In the meeting, chief inspector of the agency Huynh Phong Tranh delivered a report about its operations during the past two years.

He affirmed that the sector's activities from central to grassroots levels have gained significant results, contributing to

detecting and addressing infringements, as well as re-organising several activities involving State management.

Dealing with complaints and denunciations has shown progress, with many lingering and complicated cases having been settled, Tranh said, adding that anti-corruption efforts are gradually gaining the trust of the public.

In the past two years, the sector conducted more than 390,000 inspections and determined that VND82 trillion (US$3.9 billion) was improperly spent, proposing punishments for nearly 3,000 organisations and 5,500 individuals.

He said that the agency had helped uncover 319 corruption cases, involving more than VND489 billion ($23.3 million).


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