More than 200 audits will be conducted in 2018, focusing on State budget use, according to a plan from the State Audit Office of Vietnam SAV
The audits will be carried out in ministries, centrally-run agencies, cities and provinces, the General Department of Taxation and its chapters in localities.
There will be 23 thematic audits, including examinations of the efficiency of investment preferential policies in economic zones and the management and use of official development assistance.
As many as 50 audits will be conducted on investment projects, including metro line 1 – Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien section in Ho Chi Minh City, Ben Luc-Long Thanh expressway, Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway in Hanoi, Lai Chau hydroelectric plant, Duong Noi new urban area in Hanoi and Quang Ninh airport.
Under the plan, financial reports and the use of State capital and assets by 33 corporations and financial-banking organisations will also be examined.
The SAV said the audits will focus on major guidelines and policies such as those on the restructuring of economic sectors, the financial market and the State budget.
There will be thematic audits in service of the National Assembly’s supervision, covering environmental protection, national disaster prevention and climate change response, with priority given to projects in big cities like HCM City.
To materialise the state audit development strategy by 2020, the SAV will continue to scale up audit activities.