Government inspectors successfully recovered VND1.5 trillion (US$73.3 million) of wrongfully-spent State funds in the second quarter of this year, and they have asked relevant authorities to review an additional VND2 trillion (US$96.5 million) in questionable expenditures.
The figures were reported at a meeting in HCM City on July 12 to review inspector activities over the past quarter.
Inspectors during the period also requested the return of 48ha of misused land and further investigation into the use of another 155ha.
In the past three months, inspectors submitted to the prime minister conclusions on their inspections of land planning management and land use; their inspection of troubled State-owned shipping company Vinalines; and audits of Hanoi National University, infrastructure construction projects in Ninh Binh Province, and various forestry and rubber plantation projects in the Central Highland province of Dak Lak.
Nguyen Van Kim, director of the Inspectorate’s judicial department, said his department would submit to the government a revised draft of the Law Against Corruption for cabinet members to consider in their monthly meeting for July.
In the first half of 2012, government inspectors nationwide conducted some 6,000 inspections, of which nearly 2,000 missions have produced final reports. They detected VND3 trillion (US$145.5 million) in wrongful expenditures and recovered 1,400 ha of misused land.