Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh speaks at the conference (Source: VNA) 

Hanoi (VNA) – Politburo member and Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has urged competent agencies to build a synchronous legal system and impose strict sanctions to prevent corruption effectively.

He made the request at a national conference to review the 10-year implementation of the Law on Corruption Prevention and Control in Hanoi on July 12.

The Deputy PM asked ministries, sectors and localities to push ahead with fine-tuning mechanisms, policies, and law to promptly address loopholes in socio-economic management.

He particularly pointed to corruption prone areas such as natural resources management, mining, equitisation of State-owned businesses, financial market management, banking, investment license granting, construction, education and health.

Participants said the system of legal normative documents on counter corruption has been established and increasingly improved over the past 10 years. However, some unfeasible regulations still exist.

They agreed on the necessity to revise the Law on Corruption Prevention and Control, which should create an extensive and inclusive anti-corruption mechanism to promote public and transparent State socio-economic management.

The law needs to put forth political, administrative, economic and criminal sanctions to strictly punish violators, the panel said.

Over the past decade, the Government Inspectorate has conducted a number of administrative and specialised inspections, detecting violations of economic laws amounting to nearly 60 trillion VND (2.7 billion USD) and over 400 hectares of land.

More than 4.6 trillion VND (207 million USD) and 219 hectares of land were reclaimed.-VNA