The Government Inspection service will focus on settling the 63 acute and outstanding problems detected by the inspectors during their missions from 2008 to 2012.

At a press conference in the capital city on July 19, Ngo Van Khanh, government deputy chief inspector, said that in the second quarter of this year his agency concluded seven inspections on capital management and spending at the Vietnam Post and Telecommunication Corporation (VNPT); the execution of civil judgments at the Ministry of Justice; tax refund related to the temporary imports and exports of diesel and petrol at the General Department of Customs, and others.

Khanh said that following their mission to VNPT, the government inspectors petitioned the corporation to return to the State coffers 105.8 billion VND (5 million USD) from the non-compliance of the tax law by the corporation and its affiliates and asked authorities to deal with a sum of 4.9 trillion VND (233 million USD) which was wrongly spent.

He said in the second quarter, the agency also conducted 2,270 administrative inspections in various ministries, sectors and localities.

The inspectors discovered that a total sum of 984 billion VND (46.2 million USD) was wrongly spent and almost 449ha of land were misused. Based on the results of their inspections, the inspectors petitioned for the return of 143 billion VND (6.8 million USD) and 397ha of land.

Regarding the handling of the people's petitions and denunciations, by May 30, some 456 out of 528 outstanding cases were successfully settled.

Regarding the work in the third quarter of 2013, Khanh promised that his agency would do their best to solve the remaining 63 most outstanding problems while continuing to conduct emergency inspection visits if they deemed it necessary.

At the press conference, Khanh also answered questions raised by reporters on the issue of the tax refunds on diesel and petrol, the gold market and the stock exchange.-VNA