Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh speaks at the Government Inspectorate's teleconference in Hanoi on July 27 (Photo: VNA)


Hanoi (VNA) –
The Government Inspectorate held a teleconference in Hanoi on July 27 to review its performance in the first six months of 2018 and set out tasks for the last half of the year.


As heard from reports at the function, the sector carried out 3,800 administrative inspections and over 92,900 specialised inspections, which detected violations of economic laws and regulations involving the misuse of close to 9.9 trillion VND (426.3 million USD) and over 32,600ha of land. It proposed reclaiming 7.9 trillion VND (340.17 million USD) and nearly 360ha of land.

In addition, the sector received some 200,000 citizens and tackled more than 12,332 out of 87,000 complaints under its authority.

At the event, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh praised the sector’s improvements in inspection and combating corruption, but pointed to a number of shortcomings that need to be promptly addressed.

The shortcomings included slow progress in conclusion-making, slow and ineffective handling of citizens’ complaints, and a low detection rate of corruption cases.

He noted that while one group of inspectors remain incompetent and cannot handle complicated specialised inspections, others have good skills but lack transparency.

Regarding tasks for the remaining months of the year, Binh requested the sector to focus on law-building activities, particularly collaborating with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to review the enforcement of the Land Law for necessary amendments.

He added that the resolution of complaints and petitions is also important, particularly long, drawn-out ones that involve a large number of people. Many cases of this kind resulted from people lacking relevant legal knowledge, and as such, education and consultation to raise public awareness is needed, he said.

He requested the Government Inspectorate to deploy comprehensive solutions to detecting and promptly addressing corruption cases, particularly in sensitive fields like land management and business investment.

Binh said the inspection progress should be sped up, adding that the Government Inspectorate should work closely with the National Assembly’s Committee for Judicial Affairs to complete the revised anti-corruption law. –VNA