Phuc made the remarks at a question-and-answer session during the ongoing second gathering of Vietnam’s 14th National Assembly (NA) in capital Hanoi.

Phuc agreed with NA deputies and local voters that “corruption remains popular and serious.”

Saying that waste in the state apparatus and in the society is still very severe, Phuc asked for closer management of the state budget spending, purchase and use of public asset, holding seminars, conferences, going on internal and external business trips among others.

Phuc also pledged to handle those state employees who are corrupted and harassing.

“The government is determined in removing deteriorated officials from their posts, which is an urgent demand. There needs a policy in the whole system of the state, party and government over the issue,” said the prime minister.

The Vietnamese cabinet chief said in the coming time, his government will continue instruction to implement synchronous anti-corruption measures including stopping and removing interest group, especially in areas prone to corruption as public investment, public asset, equitization of state-owned enterprises, BOT, BT projects, natural resources and personnel issue among others.

At the same time, the government is committed to institutional perfection, better control of power, eliminating ask-give mechanism, promoting administrative reform, strengthening transparency, better management of income, and changing cash using culture.

“The government is calling on local business community and people to work together in saying ‘no’ to corruption, waste, to establish healthy and civilized business and behavior cultures, and not to create conditions for state officials to corrupt,” said the prime minister. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/


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