Accelerating administrative reforms, perfecting State budget use standards and norms, and building methods to control civil servants’ assets are measures to ensure the feasibility and increase the efficiency of corruption prevention.

The measures were put forth at a workshop organised by the National Assembly’s Judicial Committee in the central province of Phu Yen on July 29-30.

Participants stressed the need to ensure transparency in the operation of agencies and units in charge of corruption prevention, supervise civil servants’ implementation of codes of conduct and professional ethics, and strictly handle detected corruption cases.

Heads of agencies must take responsibility for any corruption cases that happen in their agencies, they said, adding that measures should be taken to protect those reporting corruption behaviours.

To make anti-corruption work effective, it is necessary to build a synchronous legal system in line with the reality and international conventions to which Vietnam is a party, said Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Uong Chu Luu.

Last year, competent agencies took legal proceedings against 233 corruption cases involving 568 people, increasing 11 cases and 97 people compared to 2012. As many as 335 cases with 803 defendants were prosecuted during the year, up 91 and 202 respectively.-VNA