Over 15,000 graft cases detected in Chinese govt projects
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Last Updated: Friday, January 07, 2011, 22:56
Beijing: Cases of corruption are on the rise in China as 15,600 graft cases related to government funded civil engineering projects were detected last year.

Over 5,100 people involved in the cases had been handed over to the judicial authorities, the Communist Party of China said in a statement today, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

Central authorities had launched a crackdown on the construction sector in July 2009 and later ordered nationwide inspections on government-sponsored construction projects with an investment of five million yuan (USD7.46 lakh) or more.

The crackdown examined over 366,000 projects and found about 210,000 problems ranging from poor quality of construction projects to briberies.

The statement did not give details of the problems, but said nearly three quarters of them had been addressed.


First Published: Friday, January 07, 2011, 22:56

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