Vietnam has reaped significant achievements in the fight against corruption over the past more than 10 years, according to a Government’s report signed by Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai on April 24.
|Vietnam has reaped significant achievements in the fight against corruption over the past more than 10 years. (Photo: VNA) |
Hanoi – Vietnam has reaped significant achievements in the fight against corruption over the past more than 10 years, according to a Government’s report signed by Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai on April 24.
The report reviews the national anti-corruption strategy in 2020, and the plan implementing the UN Convention against Corruption.
Anti-corruption solutions have been rolled out concertedly with strong political resolve, raising Vietnam’s Corruption Perceptions Index to 39 points in 2021 from only 2.6 points in 2009, pushing the country to the 87th position from the 120th out of the 180 countries in the global rankings.
Under the 2018 Law on Anti-Corruption and the Government’s Decree No. 130/2020/ND-CP, a network of agencies in charge of monitoring assets and income has been set up, the report said, noting that over the past decade, 162 people were disciplined for their violations of regulations on asset and income declaration.
Along with many regulations adopted by the Government stipulating the responsibility of leaders of agencies, ministries, agencies and localities have also issued codes of ethics for officials and public servants.
The report said inspections revealed that up to 4,971 inpiduals violated such codes during the reviewed period.
Inspections and supervisions targeted such areas as land management and use, construction investment, the equitisation of state-owned enterprises, public procurement, personnel work, and financing.
A total of 73,833 administrative inspections and more than 2 million specialised ones were conducted, detecting 670 cases with 1,815 inpiduals showing signs of corruption.
Since 2009, investigation agencies at all levels have launched legal proceedings against 2,578 cases involving 5,635 inpiduals, procuracies handled 3,067 cases with 7,383 inpiduals, and People’s Courts opened trials for 2,929 cases with 5,605 defendants.
Many senior officials, including leaders of Party and State agencies, have been seriously handled, and the fight receives strong support from the public, the report said.