Corruption still rampant in Vietnam, says party official

Corruption still rampant in Vietnam, says party official

VIETNAM - Corruption was still an acute problem throughout Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, Party General Secretary and Head of the Central Steering Committee on Anti-Corruption, told the first national conference on controlling the evil in the capital city yesterday.

Trong, who chaired the meeting, emphasised the significance of the conference. He said it followed the setting up of a Central Steering Committee on Anti-Corruption early last year.

"Since then, authorities nationwide have demonstrated their resolve to push back corruption, yet, achievements remain limited. As a result, corruption is still an acute and urgent problem in our society."

He asked participants to work harder to raise the fight against corruption to meet the expectations of the people.

A report delivered at the conference said anti-corruption activities last year were carried out simultaneously in all localities "and achieved notable progress in all domains, including the completion of policies on preventing and fighting corruption, raising awareness of the problem, administrative reforms - and the practice of transparency and accountability in Government agencies".

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