Seminar scrutinize anti-corruption initiative programme

(VOV) - A seminar was held in Hanoi on May 20 by the Government Inspectorate and the World Bank (WB) to review the 2011 Vietnam Anti-Corruption Initiative (VACI) programme.

Participants said the Government Inspectorate should closely work with ministries, local departments and sponsors to foster favourable conditions for community initiatives to combat corruption in Vietnam.

At the event, 34 projects were recognised for their positive impacts on anti-corruption work in localities. The winning projects also made significant contributions to realising the 2011 VACI goal of raising public awareness on the enforcement of anti-corruption law.

As of May 1, 2013, most projects had been finalized, meeting the programme’s requirements.

However, some projects have not been successful due to their lengthy design, failure to define key activities and lack of support from local authorities and relevant agencies.

The Government Inspectorate needs to ask the Prime Minister to direct ministries and local departments to study the outcomes of the 2011 VACI and continue to launch the next VACI in 2013, representatives noted.