The Ninh Binh fertiliser plant is among the big investment projects to be audited in 2019 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV) announced on November 29 that it will carry out 190 audits next year, many of which are on major investment projects of public concern.

These are among the 43 investment programmes and projects subject to inspection next year. They include the Binh Phuoc ethanol factory, the Ninh Binh fertiliser plant, the Hai Phong international gateway port, the Quang Ninh airport, the urban transport development project in Hai Phong city, the Song Bung 2 hydropower plant, and the Thai Binh 1 thermal power plant.

In terms of State-owned enterprises and finance-banking institutions, the SAV will audit three firms under the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Public Security, the State Bank of Vietnam, 21 State-owned groups and corporations, and five banks and financial-credit organisations.

Fifty-nine audits will be conducted in the field of State budget, the SAV said, elaborating that it will examine the reports on the State budget’s final accounts in 2018 by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the management and use of public finance and assets in 2018 at 13 ministries and sectors, and the local budgets of 45 provinces and centrally-run cities this year.

The SAV will also inspect the implementation of Resolution No.42/2017/QH14, issued by the 14th National Assembly last year, on the pilot settlement of bad debts at credit organisations.

Additionally, many specialised audits are set to be carried out next year, including those on the management of export and import tariff collection, the national target programme on sustainable poverty reduction in the 2016-2020 period, and the implementation of financial autonomy at State-owned hospitals and universities.

Some agencies and businesses under the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Public Security are also subject to audits in 2019. –VNA