National Assembly feedbacks on the draft Audit Plan 2018
On 12 September 2017, the National Assembly’s (NA) Standing Committee gave its opinion on SAV’s draft annual audit plan 2018 at its 14th session in Hanoi.
NA Standing Committee meets on SAV’s annual audit plan 2018

According to Auditor General Ho Duc Phoc as of 31 August 2017 SAV has carried out 177/252 audits under its annual audit plan 2017. It has completed 144/252 audits, prepared 108/277 draft audit reports. Preliminary audit results as of 31 August 2017 have bought back a financial gain of VND 22,954 billion, proposed for cancellation and amendment of 40 legal documents, provided timely information to the National Assembly, the Government, oversight delegations of NA Standing Committee and other targeted agencies in Vietnam.  

In the draft annual audit plan 2018, SAV sets its overall goal for the year to be "To closely follow the resolutions and guidelines of the Party and the State in synchronously implementing solutions to achieving objectives of SAV Development Strategy to 2020, to heighten the position of SAV in international arena through successful organization of the 14th ASOSAI Assembly, to further innovate itself for higher quality to audit work, to speed up administrative reform in state audit sector, to promote IT applicaion into audit activities; to strengthen performance audit; to improve effectiveness of audit findings and recommendations; to further build up SAV capacity and enforcement of responsibilities and disciplines of SAV staff members."

In line with the overall objective, some fundamental guidelines for audits in 2018 are also set forth. In 2018, SAV will focus on auditing the State budget for the year 2017 of most provinces, centrally-run cities, ministries and central agencies in Vietnam. It aimed certify the fairness and truthfulness of the 2017 annual budget settlement reports by their People's Councils and by the NA. Furthermore, SAV will give priority to audits of major undertakings and policies including management and control of the state budget, overall economic restructuring at different sectors and branches nationwide, audits for environmental protection, natural disasters prevention and combating and responding to climate change with priority being given to selection of environmental projects in big cities, and preferential policies for investments in economic zones. Also in the plan, performance auditing will be further expanded in terms of scale and quantity. With this orientation, over 200 audits are planned to be carried out in 2018.

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