Sun. Nov 27th, 2022

A workshop was held in southern coastal Ba Ria-Vung Tau province to
discuss the role that business community plays in combating corruption
in Vietnam.

The event, held by Vietnam Chamber
of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in collaboration with the World Bank
(WB), highlighted that business community, a key link in corruption
chain, can help root out corruption by its consensus and determination.

The WB suggested that Vietnam should improve
transparency while continuing to step up the administrative reforms and
eliminate interest conflicts in the dealing with corruption cases, thus
creating a culture of denouncing corruption.

Besides, it is necessary to increase trust in the press while enhancing
the active engagement of businesses and the society in the
anti-corruption fight, it said.

James Anderson, WB’s
Senior Governance Specialist, stressed that Vietna m should focus
more on leaders’ accounting responsibility and the building of an
accountability system.

He noted that Vietnam is
now facing serious risks and challenges posed by corruption. This can
only be solved with strong will and drastic measures of the whole
political system, he added.-VNA

By vivian