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Kick-off meeting of the Steering Committee on Organising the 14th ASOSAI Assembly
Kick-off meeting of the Steering Committee on Organising the 14th ASOSAI Assembly

On 31st March 2017, the Steering Committee on Organising the 14th ASOSAI Assembly held its 1st meeting in Hanoi. Attending the meeting were representatives from 12 relevant ministries and government agencies. Under the chairmanship of Mr. Phung Quoc Hien, Vice Chairman of the National Assembly, the meeting aimed at assigning different tasks and duties to each member of the Committee to run the “Scheme for preparing and hosting the 14th ASOSAI Assembly in 2018” which was approved by the National Assembly earlier. 

Vietnam – Russia Joint Audit Report signed in Hanoi Vietnam – Russia Joint Audit Report signed in Hanoi
SAV works with a team from JICA and BOASAV works with a team from JICA and BOA
USAid continues its support for SAV
USAid continues its support for SAV
A meeting between SAV experts and international consultants was held in Hanoi last February to promote IT audit in Vietnam. It was under the framework of the project “Governance for Inclusive Growth Program” (GIG) which was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The objective of the Project is to help SAV strengthen its information technology audit capacity.
 
SAI Vietnam Delegation attending the 51st ASOSAI Governing Board Meeting in Bali, Indonesia
SAI Vietnam Delegation attending the 51st ASOSAI Governing Board Meeting in Bali, Indonesia

On 13th February 2017, the 51st ASOSAI Governing Board Meeting was officially commenced in Bali, Indonesia. SAV's senior delegation led by Dr. Ho Duc Phoc, Auditor General, attended the meeting.

SAV works with delegation from ASOSAI Secretariat
SAV works with delegation from ASOSAI Secretariat

On 18th January 2017, Mr. Doan Xuan Tien, Deputy Auditor General of SAV met with a two-member team from the ASOSAI Secretariat led by Ms. Nam Ka-Young, Senior Director of International Cooperation Division, Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea. The visit was aimed at the Secretariat’s reviewing preparation progress for the next ASOSAI Assembly which will be held in Vietnam in 2018.

SAV to focus on land usage, natural resource and environment management
SAV to focus on land usage, natural resource and environment management
There are currently new shortcomings and limitations arising in these areas in Vietnam. Severe financial and administrative violations plague many provinces concerning land usage management. For instance, they are, among others, fee exemption errors and wrongful land use fee calculation causing revenue loss to the Government, mismatches between construction planning and land usage planning, sub-standard planning, unclear segregation of duties between government agencies in dealing with new problems, etc. 
 
Meeting on EU Project inception
Meeting on EU Project inception

The European Union funded project (EU-PFMO Project) to support SAV’s capacity building which was launched in June 2016 is in its Inception Phase. Under the Project, consultants from several EU countries come and work with seperate component working groups set up by SAV for the Project purpose. A recent meeting between the Project Key Expert 2 and SAV Working Group II was held on 5th January 2017 in SAV’s head-office in Hanoi.

A set of 39 public sector audit standards was issued by SAV last July. These ISSAI compliance standards and a Glossary of Technical Terms shall be applied to every audit of SAV as from September 2016. 
 

During globalisation, a Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) could not stand on the sidelines of the world issues. Among others, these may include global financial turmoils, international health pandemics, conflict-driven cross-border migration and refugee issues, public corruption and money laundering, and looming fiscal exposures from climate change…

On December 06th, 2016, SAV disclosed its 2017 Annual Audit Plan on its website; the Plan was approved and signed by Mr. Ho Duc Phoc, Auditor General. The Audit Plan 2017 consists of 234 audit teams carrying out 216 audits at various Government agencies and programs (an increase of 21 audits in comparison to Audit Plan 2016). 
Delegation from SAI Viet Nam attending the INCOSAI XXII in Abu Dhabi
Delegation from SAI Viet Nam attending the INCOSAI XXII in Abu Dhabi

On 6 December 2016, a senior delegation of the State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV) led by Dr. Ho Duc Phoc, Auditor General of Vietnam traveled to Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates to attend the 22nd Congress of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI). The event convened more than 625 delegates from 210 Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) and international organisations as members of INTOSAI and observers.