The focus of inspection activities during the remaining months of the year is to serve the government’s stimulus objectives in order to prevent an economic decline, maintain growth and ensure social security, said Government Chief Inspector Tran Van Truyen.

Speaking at a press conference in Hanoi on July 9, the Chief Inspector said that since early this year, the Government Inspectorate has guided localities to review cases relating to social stabilisation policies as a basis for inspection of possible violations.

At present, the agency is coordinating with the State Bank and the Finance Ministry to examine the volume of money poured into the market to implement the government’s stimulus packages, he said.

Truyen noted that inspection activities will be coupled with preparations for the 11 th Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam slated for the first quarter of 2011, with focus on quickly addressing complaints and accusations relating to the congress’s personnel issues.

He also talked about the State President’s June decision to ratify the UN Convention on Corruption Prevention, under which Vietnam is completing its legal system, policy mechanisms and administrative apparatus in accord with international regulations.

The Government Inspectorate is drawing up plans to implement the National Strategy on Corruption Prevention through 2020, he added.

The Chief Inspector also said that although the number of corruption cases found in the first six months decreased by 20 percent compared to the same period last year, the situation remains serious in many areas and agencies./.