Signing of MOU vows transparency in transition to digital TV


BANGKOK, 11 August 2015, Public Relations Department (PRD) Director-General Apinan Juntarungsri yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Comptroller General’s Department (CGD), which calls for transparency during the second phase of the PRD’s project to convert from analog to digital TV.

The MOU is part of the government’s campaign to prevent corruption related to its procurement. The second phase of the PRD’s transition from analog to digital TV is projected to cost approximately one billion baht. If the transition goes smoothly, the PRD would set an example for other government units not to commit graft.

CGD Director General Manus Jamveha said that inspectors have been deployed to monitor the transition. They have examined contract signings and project management, ensuring every step of the process follows government procurement regulations.

Director-General Apinan praised the campaign to discourage government units from engaging in corruption, saying it helps to ensure government procurement projects are seamless and transparent.