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Inspectorate finds $525.5 million in economic violations

Released at: 17:22, 25/07/2015

Inspectorate finds $525.5 million in economic violations

Government Inspectorate of Vietnam releases report on inspections and other activities in first half.

by Hoai An

The Government Inspectorate of Vietnam (GIV) has published the results of its inspections, settlement of complaints and denunciations, and the prevention of corruption over the first six months.

The GIV) conducted 2,842 inspections, 116,334 administrative inspections, and specialized inspections of 268,251 organizations and individuals.

It detected up to VND11.3 trillion ($525.5 million) in economic violations and recommended the retrieval of VND7.6 trillion ($353.5 million) to the State budget, of which VND6.2 trillion ($288.4 million) has already been retrieved.

It issued 106,562 sanction notices to organizations and individuals totaling VND1.8 trillion ($85.1 million).

The GIV returned VND103 billion ($4.8 million) and 11.4 ha of land to citizens, protected the rights of 1,039 people, administratively punished 195 people, and sent six cases to investigating agencies.

In corruption prevention, the GIV inspected and punished 18 irresponsible leaders. Twenty-nine corruption cases were identified, involving 58 people and VND27.5 billion ($1.3 million). It recommended VND9.3 billion ($432,500) be retrieved.

The investigation department of the Ministry of Public Security, meanwhile, investigated 225 cases, accusing 600 people of corruption. Of these, 103 cases involving 272 people were recommended for prosecution.

Mr. Ngo Van Khanh, Deputy Inspector General of GIV, said it continues its inspections as planned and has organized unscheduled inspections of cases indicating violations. Areas inspections will focus on include State management of real estate, construction, finance, banking, and exports.

In August the GIV will publish other inspection results in cases such as investment in construction in Hanoi and the Vietnam Southern Food Corporation.

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