Govt fights corruption, vows to cut excess

The government has instructed its anti-corruption body to work out necessary measures and carry out inspection to fight against corruption in all forms. The instruction was made at the two-day meeting between the government cabinet, Vientiane Mayor and provincial governors that concluded on December 14 in Vientiane. Chaired by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, the meeting entrusted a committee in charge of debt payment for state investment projects to draw up measures for debt payment so that debt would be paid in a transparent manner and prevent the accumulation of more debt. The Ministry of Finance was assigned to work with relevant departments to accelerate measures to exercise frugal spending and cutting extravagance in each particular field. In this regard, frugality should begin from restricting the use of or cutting spending on state vehicles and ensuring state investment projects and purchasing undergo proper bidding processes.

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