President Truong Tan Sang has stressed the need to further foster the role of inspection to increase the efficiency and power of State management so as to effectively prevent corruption.

He made the remarks at a working session with the Government Inspectorate on December 10 in Hanoi.

Inspector General Huynh Phong Tranh briefed the President on the activities of the inspection sector over the past two years.

He affirmed that the sector’s activities from central to grassroots levels have gained significant results, contributing to detecting and addressing infringements, as well as reorganising several activities of State management.

The work to solve complaints and denunciations has shown progress, while anti-corruption efforts are gradually gaining the trust of the public, he added.

In the past two years, the sector has carried out more than 390,000 inspections, detecting infringements totalling 82.1 trillion VND, proposing the punishment of 2,946 collectives and 5,443 individuals.

To raise the effectiveness of corruption prevention, the sector asked for a roadmap for the amendment and supplement to the Inspection Law and personnel training for the sector.

President Sang noted that social problems will occur more as the population and economic integration increases.

Therefore, he asked the Government Inspectorate to continue consultations to the Party and State, and intensify its operations.

The sector needs to work closely with other offices, ministries and sectors to actively deal with difficulties, and raise its position and effectiveness to meet the aspiration of the Party, State and people.-VNA