14/10/2017 12:00 GMT+7 print

President affirms continued anti-corruption efforts

HCM City, October 13 (VNA) – The Party and State will increase inspections to detect and strictly deal with corruption cases as well as speed up the investigation, prosecution and judgment of serious cases, said President Tran Dai Quang 

Meeting with voters in Ho Chi Minh City’s Districts 1, 3, 4 on October 13 to prepare for the upcoming fourth session of the 14th National Assembly, the State leader said thanks to drastic directions of the Party Central Committee, the Politburo, the Central Steering Committee on Corruption Prevention and Control and joint work among agencies concerned, serious economic and corruption cases have been brought to the light. 

He stressed the need to promptly discover negative phenomena and law violations as well as strengthen supervision over duty fulfillment, especially personnel work and administrative discipline. 

As regards transport works under BOT model, he admitted the lack of transparency in project approval and price appraisal. He also shared voters’ concern over unreasonable toll collection in several localities that has recently worried the public. 

The Party Central Committee and government have drastically directed comprehensive supervision over BOT projects, he assured, adding that legal regulations will be fine-tuned to fix shortcomings, he said. 

According to him, food hygiene and safety has been added into the list of fields under utmost supervision by the legislature, and the government must report to the NA the outcomes of State management in the regard. 

At the meeting, voters were reported that the NA plans to adopt five bills, give opinions on nine draft laws and discuss socio-economic issues and supervision over other important issues. 

President Tran Dai Quang said in the amended Law on Complaints, forms of complaint application and regulations on protecting complainants have been added. Meanwhile, in the revised Law on Corruption Prevention and Control, those subject to asset filing and accountability for asset origin have been extended. 

The leader added that the Party Central Committee’s sixth plenum issued a resolution on continued renovation and arrangement of the political system’s apparatus towards streamlined, efficient and effective operations.