The Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption has urged the relevant agencies to step up investigations into and hold first-instance hearings for eight serious corruption cases, VNA reported.
|Tran Quoc Vuong (standing), deputy head of the Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption, speaks at the meeting. The committee has urged the acceleration of investigations into corruption cases|
These cases occurred at the Vietnam Social Security; Hai Thanh Company under the Ministry of National Defense; MobiFone Telecommunications Corporation; PetroVietnam Bio-ethanol Company in the northern province of Phu Tho; Southern Bank; and Saigon Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Corporation.
In addition, probes into a case involving land lots at 8-12 Le Duan Street in HCMC’s District 1 and another involving violations of land use and management regulations in the central coast city of Danang should be sped up.
At a meeting of the Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption held in Hanoi today, May 21, Tran Quoc Vuong, deputy head of the committee, hailed the competent agencies’ efforts in the fight against corruption.
As a result, legal proceedings have begun on four cases, while investigations into the other four cases have been resumed and probes into two more cases have just been completed.
The committee set a target to complete investigations of 28 cases, issue indictments in 24 cases and hold first-instance hearings for 29 cases and appeal hearings for seven others this year. SGT