Australian Embassy


Australia remains committed to helping Vietnam address corruption

Australian Ambassador Hugh Borrowman has this week reaffirmed Australia’s commitment to helping Vietnam tackle corruption.
Ambassador Borrowman said: “Corruption has strong negative effects on any country’s socio-economic development. It dampens productivity, deters investors, stunts growth and undermines the rule of law.

Australia strongly supports Vietnam’s renewed efforts to tackle corruption. Vietnam has developed a good legal framework to deal with corruption and ongoing, consistent effort is needed to implement these laws”.

Ambassador Borrowman underlined Australia’s support for Vietnam’s anti-corruption efforts at the Anti-Corruption Dialogue on 6 December with a view to International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December.

The Australian Government, through AusAID, has provided several anti-corruption training programs for senior Vietnamese officials, including a AUD2.8 million three-year program (2011-2014) for the Communist Party Central Inspectorate Commission. Around 190 senior officials will be trained through the program.

AusAID will also provide AUD400,000 towards a program aimed at broadening the participation of citizens, civil society and businesses in combatting corruption. The program will run from 2013 to 2015 and will be administered by Transparency International Vietnam.

For more information, please contact: Ms Vu Binh Chau, Tel. 04-3774 0216 or Email: [email protected]