Thailand Government Launches Online Tool for Public Transparency


By Juanita Nonwo – EM TV Online

Thailand’s Office of Electronic Government Agency and the Ministry of Information Technology and Communication (ICT) has launched a number of additional services under their electronic media tool – GovChannel, that will help to contain corruption in the country.  

The launching these services under GovChannel – Thailand’s official site that is used to enhance the country’s strategic management and government services to citizens, is a step forward in the country’s fight against corruption.  

With the tool, Thailand citizens can now have an insight into the Thailand government, establishing a better communication link between the people and the government.

The media tools launched under GovChannel include:

  • G-News – A mobile application that contains reliable information from the Thailand government, which the public agencies can use to disseminate correct and up-to-date information.     
  • G-Chat – an online communication system for public agencies, and  
  • – the website that contains ‘open government data’ on the country’s spending. This provides a transparency platform for Thailand citizens to be aware of what their government is doing, and monitor how their taxes are being used. 

For example, citizens can check a proposed project in a particular area that is underway, how much in total was allocated to it, and how well the project is progressing.

After launching the tool, Thailand’s Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, announced that Thailand is now the first country that has given its citizens full access into seeing where and how the government is spending the country’s money.

Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha also stated that he was pleased with the online tools that present reliable, real-time and accurate data and information that the public can have access to through mobile phones.      

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