He urged them to improve their performance, complete this year’s auditing plan, and reform their work methods. Mr. Hien called for better preparation for the 14th Assembly of the Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI 14), which will be held in Hanoi in September. ASOSAI 14 will promote Vietnam’s image and integration, and help build a stronger audit partnership between Vietnam and other countries, he said.
The fiercest storm of the winter slammed the northeastern United States on Thursday, bringing snowfalls expected to be a foot (30 cms) deep, forcing cancellation of thousands of flights and closing schools. The storm, which came a day after temperatures had been a spring-like 50 to 60 degrees (10 to 16 C), had wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour (80 kph) and left roads and sidewalks dangerously slick in densely populated cities such as New York, Boston and Philadelphia. Some areas saw periods of “thunder snow,” a violent burst of weather featuring both snow and lightning, which could…... [read more]
NDO/VNA – National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairman Phung Quoc Hien valued the cooperation between the State Audit of Vietnam (SAV) and the Board of Audit of Japan while receiving a delegation of the Japanese board in Hanoi on July 24. Hien said the SAV, founded by the NA of Vietnam, operates independently in adherence with the law. It audits the management and use of public finance and assets, helping to ensure transparency of the State’s financial activities and prevent corruption. Leaders of the Vietnamese parliament always create the best possible conditions for the SAV to perform its duties, he affirmed. …... [read more]
The NA Vice Chairman highlighted the cooperation between the two State audit agencies over the past years as a contribution to the vigorous growth of Vietnam-Laos ties. He urged the two State audit agencies to bolster cooperation in organizing the ASEANSAI Congress in Laos in November and the 14th Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institution (ASOSAI) Congress in Vietnam in September next year.He also congratulated Laos State Audit Organisation for performing the role of ASEAN Supreme Audit Institutions (ASEANSAI) Chair in the 2017-2019 tenure.Viengthong Siphandone, in turn, said that she hopes Vietnam’s State Audit will continue supporting Laos in boosting coordination…... [read more]
The Malaysian host expressed delight at the constant developments of Vietnam-Malaysia relations in many fields - especially in economics and trade in the past 40 years. As a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Malaysia wishes to cooperate more closely with Vietnam at regional and international forums, especially in the framework of the International Parliament Union (IPU) and the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), he said. NA Vice Chairman Son spoke highly of the two countries’ joint implementation of practical activities to mark the 40th anniversary of their diplomatic ties, and wished that they would move forward to…... [read more]
NDO - Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Phung Quoc Hien expressed his concern regarding a lack of funds for transport projects in the 2016-2020 period, at a working session with the Ministry of Transport, in Hanoi on August 8. According to the Ministry of Transport, the transport sector needs approximately VND952.7 trillion (US$41.92 billion) to be invested in transport projects from 2016 to 2020. However, the funds allocated from the State budget to the ministry have met just 31% of the total investment demand. Hien is concerned that the transport sector cannot complete the planning and tasks for transport…... [read more]