The Government Inspectorate and the World Bank organised a conference in Hanoi on December 23 to review the 2013 Vietnam Anti-Corruption Initiative Programme (VACI) which aims to curb corruption and strengthen transparency in State-run agencies.

The programme, including 24 winning projects out of the 130 entries proposing an array of ways to fight corruption, has received widespread support, especially fr om social organisations and local communities.

Many of the outstanding projects are underway in remote or ethnic minority areas such as Ha Giang, Hoa Binh and An Giang, with varied solutions, involving the community’s surveillance, communications to raise public awareness, education, and IT application.

In addition to expanding feasible projects, the parties involved should enhance coordination to ensure the sustainability of the programme, said Ngo Manh Hung, deputy head of the Anti-Corruption Department under the Government Inspectorate.

“Vietnam Anti-Corruption Initiative Programme 2013” was the second in the Vietnam Anti-Corruption Initiatives (VACI) series, encompassing an innovation competition and a knowledge exchange forum.-VNA