VACI launches new anti corruption measures

(VOV) -The Vietnam Anti-Corruption Initiative Programme 2014 (VACI 2014) on May 20 announced the selection of the top 19 proposals that it will fund and implement in 2014, supporting its anti-corruption efforts.

The winning proposals were the best out of 89 entries submitted and they were selected in accordance with guidelines promulgated by the World Bank.

Each winning project will receive a grant of up to VND300 million.  The total amount of the awards for all proposals this year is VND5.5 billion. 

Within the framework of the programme, a talk on the role of citizens in corruption prevention was also held. Participants agreed that the fight against corruption is not only the responsibility of government, but also of the whole society.

Themed “More transparency, integrity and accountability”, the event was co-organised by  the Government Inspectorate of Vietnam (GI), the World Bank (WB) and was co-sponsored by the UK Department for International Development (DFID-UK) and Irish Aid.

Since 2011, the programme has supported a total of 77 initiatives.