Binh made the request while attending a teleconference held by the Government Inspectorate in Hanoi on January 16 to review the inspection work in 2017 and embark on task in 2018.
The inspection sector must enhance state management and complete institutions in the fields of inspection, complaint, denouncement and anti-corruption to improve the efficiency of its operations, he noted.
Binh highlighted the importance of cooperation with relevant agencies and organisations, especially the State Audit of Vietnam to reach consensus in conclusions, identify ways to handle violations and reduce overlaps in inspection and audit activities in enterprises.
He hailed significant advancements made by the sector in 2017. However, it must further efforts to improve the reception of citizens, quality and transparency in inspection affairs and collection of assets for the state.
Last year, the sector carried out 7,539 administrative inspections and 273,284 specialised inspections which detected violations of economic laws and regulations involving the misuse of over VND67.75 trillion (US$2.98 billion) and more than 17,500 hectares of land. It proposed reclaiming VND43.3 trillion (US$1.9 billion) and nearly 5,000 hectares of land.
In addition, the sector received more than 415,000 citizens and recommended to tackle 25,519 out of 30,324 complaints under its authority.