OAG gives a clean bill of health to Ratchapakdi park project

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The Office of the Auditor-General has cleared the Ratchapakdi park project of any corruption, Deputy Defence Minister General Udomdej Seetabutr said on Monday.

General Udomdej who is also chairman of the Ratchapakdi Foundation said that besides the latest finding from the OAG, the investigations by the Army and the Defence Ministry did not find any wrongdoings in connection with the construction of the park project in Hua Hin.

However, he disclosed that is a few minor points that the Government Sector’s Anti-Corruption Committee would like to investigate further. Personally, he said the project was above board and it could now proceed.

Only the first stage of the project which involved the giant statues of the former kings and the lawn for the staging of ceremonies was completed, said General Udomdej, adding that there remains the learning centre of the history and biographies of the former great kings which is yet to be built.

He assured that every step of the construction would be transparent and in accordance with rules and regulations.

The deputy defence minister hopes the Ratchapakdi park would serve as the central point for the unity and security of the nation. More importantly, he said the venue should remind Thais of the monarchical institution.