Vietnam vows to root out corruption

(VOV) - Vietnam will enhance the efficiency of policy and law enforcement in its ongoing effort to combat corruption.

Deputy Chief Government Inspector Tran Duc Luong showed the government’s resolve at the launch of the Vietnam Anti-Corruption Initiative (VACI) Programme 2013 in Hanoi on November 29.

He stressed that Vietnam has introduced a relatively comprehensive legal system on corruption prevention and control.  

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Fighting corruption requires constant effort (Photo:internet)

However, he said, much more needs to be done to put these policies and laws in place, especially at the grassroots level.

VACI has been launched by the Government Inspectorate, the World Bank and other co-sponsors, aimed at minimizing corruption, strengthening transparency and integrity, and bringing a better living environment.

The Government Inspectorate and the World Bank successfully organized the Vietnam Innovations Day 2009 and VACI 2011, gathering strong public support for the fight against corruption and stimulating innovations in all levels.

These programmes help raise public awareness of anti-corruption policies and strengthen transparency, integrity and social responsibility in tackling corruption.  

According to Fiona Lappin, head of the Department for International Development of the UK (DFID), corruption originates in part from a lack of transparency and integrity. VACI has changed community behaviour through initiatives and given strong evidence to change people’s behaviour.

VACI 2013 is carried out in the form of an innovation competition and knowledge exchange, which focuses on building a transparent civil administration, strengthen public integrity and civil ethics, increase transparency and people’s rights to access information, and heighten social responsibility.

The organizers will host five workshops on VACI 2013 in Hanoi, Thai Nguyen, Dak Lak, HCM City and Can Tho from December 12-20.