Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh speaks at the meeting (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh visited and extended Lunar New Year wishes to personnel at the State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV) in Hanoi on February 12.

Speaking at the meeting, Binh praised the agency’s performance last year in contribution to national achievements.

In 2018, the SAV proposed a total fine of 89.6 trillion VND (3.85 billion USD), while helping to reduce the State budget spending by 44.4 trillion VND, up 18.39 percent year-on-year. It also suggested amendments to and the cancellation of 115 legal documents.

He said the agency has gained trust from the Party, National Assembly, Government, and people, while highlighting its extensive international cooperation activities which have resulted in various practical outcomes.

Last year, the SAV successfully hosted the 14th Assembly of the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI). This year is the first year it performs the role of the ASOSAI Chair in the 2018-2021 period.  

The Deputy PM urged the State Audit to work on its tasks in 2019 in line with the leadership and guidance of the Party, State, National Assembly, and Government.

Binh asked the organisation to work with relevant sides in completing its proposal for amending and supplementing the 2015 Law on State Audit and administrative reform.

He recommended the SAV clearly demonstrate its role as ASOSAI Chair by fulfilling the ASOSAI strategic plan for 2016-2021. –VNA