Japan education ministry / Thailand construction transparency / State Audit Vietnam

Scandal-tainted ministry must regain discipline and public trust (Editorial).  “The ministry needs to ensure that the rules concerning officials’ contacts with interested parties will be observed strictly and re-examine the operations and responsibilities of each section to identify potential problems, if any, that could undermine the fairness of the administrative process.”

The Asahi Shimbun: http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201809220031.html


Ministry looks to mandatory CoST scheme.  The Comptroller-General's Department is considering criteria that would include a minimum project value requiring the construction sector transparency initiative to be applied to state projects, the finance permanent secretary.

Wichit Chantanusornsiri/Bangkok Post: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/news/1542610/ministry-looks-to-mandatory-cost-scheme


State Audit helps ensure corruption-free use of State budget: chief auditor (Interview).  Some of the highlights in our works that have attracted public attention include investigations into the public-private partnership (PPP) mechanisms, the management of natural resources (minerals, specifically), auditing the value of the State-owned enterprises and assessing State-owned enterprises’ restructuring plans.”

Interview with Dr. Ho Duc Phoc, Auditor General/Viet Nam News: http://vietnamnews.vn/opinion/466038/state-audit-helps-ensure-corruption-free-use-of-state-budget-chief-auditor.html#M0l71G60243k2h7E.99


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