Transport Minister Dinh La Thang on June 20 signed a document requesting the State Audit Office of Vietnam investigate financial accounts, accrued in 2014, of the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) and Saigon Port Co., Ltd, both of which are run by his ministry.

The move aims to accelerate the equitisation of State-owned enterprises governed by the ministry as well as realise a direction issued by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on stepping up restructuring SOEs.

With its chartered capital of 10.693 trillion VND (502.57 million USD), Vinalines is managing 31 affiliated companies, 21 joint ventures and 19 long-term investment firms.-VNA