Corruption remains serious: Deputy PM Phuc

Although corruption and waste have been gradually controlled, they remain serious at certain levels in various areas.

At a National Assembly Q&A session on June 15, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said corruption in the management and use of land and natural resources, capital construction investment, state budget management, tax and fee collection, management and use of capital and asset in State-owned enterprises, bank credit, personnel work, and relations between state-run agencies and people and businesses, is a major concern in society and a great challenge for the Party leadership and State management.

Deputy PM Phuc affirmed that the government will coordinate efforts between inspection, auditing, investigation, procuracy and judgement agencies to combat and prevent corruption and waste, with a higher sense of responsibility at all levels.

Mr Phuc proposed that the NA, the Vietnam Fatherland Front and its local chapters and people nationwide take the initiative to supervise the operational efficiency of state-run agencies and managers in order to prevent, detect and deal with violations in time.

The government will submit a draft of the amended Anti-corruption Law to the NA for approval soon, he added.

In response to question about complaints and denunciations, Deputy PM Phuc said the Party and State always pay due attention to settling urgent issues to ensure the law enforcement and exercise of people’s legal rights.

He said the government will mobilize socio-political and mass organizations to get directly involved in the process of combating and preventing corruption and waste.