Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the Central Steering Committee
for Anti-Corruption (CSCAC) to determine on implementing synchronous
measures to fight corruption.
The PM made the
request while attending the committee’s 16 th regular meeting in
Hanoi on Nov. 15. The meeting aimed to review anti-corruption work in
the third quarter of this year and put forwards measures for the
remaining months of 2011 and early 2012.
should focus more on measures to prevent corruption acts, including
speeding up the completion of institutions, administrative reforms,
inspection and audit to timely detect and deal with corruption, PM Dung
To ensure the efficiency of public
investment projects, the Government will closely supervise the
implementation of these projects in the direction of placing
responsibility on those who make investment decisions, he added.
The PM entrusted the Government Inspectorate to build a decree
requesting heads of agencies to actively publicise their bodies’
spending and investment.
importance of anti-corruption information, the Government leader
suggested media agencies continue speeding up the popularisation and
education on corruption prevention in combination with implementing the
campaign “Studying and following the moral example of President Ho Chi
Speaking at the meeting, CSCAC members said
that anti-corruption work has recorded certain achievements over the
past time, representing the determination of the Party and State and
stressing the role, position and importance of the fight against
corruption in the social life.
However, the fight
is facing many difficulties as corruption acts become more
sophisticated, they said, adding that the slow and prolonged process of
investigating, prosecuting and handling cases raises doubts among people
on the determination and strictness in corruption prevention.
According to Chief of the CSCAC Office Nguyen Dinh Phach, in the
first nine months of 2011, judicial agencies took proceedings against
161 corruption cases, down 2.4 percent compared to the same period last