Anti-corruption hotlines prove effective hinh anh 1The Government Inspectorate's press conference (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Approximately 330 calls have been made to three national anti-corruption hotlines that were created for the public to report corruption 25 days ago, said Head of Government Inspectorate Anti-corruption Bureau Pham Trong Dat.

Speaking at the Government Inspectorate’s press conference on January 7, Dat stated that a large number of the calls were in the fields of land, minerals, taxation, finance and social welfare, and about abuse of an office’s power.

Of the total, the inspection sector acknowledged 120 cases and asked for additional evidence and documents.

According to him, the three hotlines, 08048228, 0902386999 and 01256986688, are an effective solution to collect denunciation calls from both civilians and officials in State agencies.

According to a report of the Government Inspectorate, inspectors conducted more than 6,500 administrative inspections and more than 243,600 regular inspections in different sectors last year.

They discovered violations resulting in losses of 97.4 trillion VND (4.3 trillion USD) and more than 16,400ha of land.

The authorities reclaimed 16.2 trillion VND (721 million USD) and 316ha of land, delivering it to the state budget.

The officials issued more than 161,600 administrative penalties to organisations and individuals, amounting to 11.4 trillion VND (509.3 million USD).

The inspectors forwarded 67 cases involving 74 people to the criminal investigation authority.

It also transferred 40 cases involving 133 people to the concerned departments to initiate legal proceedings.-VNA