At the meeting, Tien expressed that he expected JICA and BOA would keep on assisting SAV in financial audit and performance audit training, especially in capital construction investment, environment and information technology auditing. In response, Mr. Hajime WANTANABE presented the main objective of the mission was to review the results and effect of JICA financing for SAV staff members’ attending series of JICA Seminars during 2008-2012. He expressed for the team his willing to support SAV in enhancing the audit efficiency and professionalism.
Later of the same day, the team had an interview session with SAV auditors who had attended JICA Seminars on Government Audit on Public Construction Works in Japan during 2008-2012. All of the JICA Seminar fellows appreciated the knowledge and skills they obtained during their stay in Japan. At the interview, they presented the team about implementation results of their respective Action Plans that they had developed as the result of the Seminar. The fellows shared common view that they were particularly impressed by training facilities and materials made available to them during the course and hoped that JICA would continue its support to enable more SAV auditors to get direct access to audit practice in Japan.
JICA team interviewed with JICA Seminar fellows
On the second day of the mission, the team went on with a half-day seminar at the head office of SAV in Hanoi. Some 20 auditors of SAV attended the event where the team members and SAV auditors exchanged professional experiences on Government audit of public construction works.