Worker and Family Assistance:

A Case History Showing Need for Improvements in the Management of Overseas Military Construction Contracts

B-159451: Published: Oct 28, 1970. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1970.

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Recommendation for Executive Action

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    Recommendation: AID, in concert with the Army and appropriate government of Vietnam (GVN) agencies, should promptly undertake the development of a synchronized overall accountability system, utilizing the existing structures to the extent feasible, to provide complete and reliable information, within the limitations imposed by the environmental conditions, regarding the key control stages, from the shipment of commodities to Vietnam through delivery to first destination. AID/Washington should instruct AID to arrange for escort service to first destination of all commodities in which AID has a financial interest, until indemnification agreements are reached with trucking companies. AID should file refund claims where the GVN cannot expeditiously provide documentary evidence that cargo reportedly on hand more than 90 days after arrival in Vietnam has cleared the port.

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