Practical initiatives and new ideas of the community are being sought to enhance transparency, public integrity and accountability and reduce corruption in Vietnam, heard a conference in northern Thai Nguyen province on January 15.

At the event introducing the 2014 Vietnam Anti-Corruption Initiative (VACI 2014) programme, delegates said corruption is still a serious and urgent matter in Vietnam, adding that the Communist Party of Vietnam and the State are determined to promote anti-corruption work as it is the responsibility of the entire society.

Discussions on the community supervision and feedback were also raised at the conference.

The 2014 VACI, jointly co-organised by the World Bank (WB) and the Government Inspectorate, encompasses an innovation contest and a knowledge exchange forum. The best initiatives will be announced in May.

The year’s programme is the fourth event of the VACI series that has raised the effectiveness of the work. The 24 best initiatives out of 130 sent proposals were selected and successfully implemented in the previous programme in 2013.-VNA