Ho Chi Minh City vows to resolutely combat corruption and wastefulness through creating a consensus, self-awareness and high determination in Party organisations and members, administrations, and State offices and employees.

This was stated by Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee Le Thanh Hai, who is a Politburo member, at a conference to carry out the anti-corruption and wastefulness work in 2014.

He reiterated that the combat against corruption is difficult and complicated, becoming a regular task of the Party, State and people in the course of national construction and defence.

To that end, the city continues to step up the popularisation of the fight while working to refine the regulations on socio-economic and cultural management and stringently implement policies and mechanisms related to personnel.

A mechanism encouraging and defending those who fight corruption and wrongdoings is needed while severe punishments should be given to those who cover up corruption, Hai stressed.-VNA