Published on July 12, 2007
Department director-general Silpachai Jarukasemratana said the remaining Bt300 million was earmarked for road-safety campaigning, research and development, procuring equipment for rescuing road-accident victims and fund management.
However, he said the fund had been used properly and transparently and that its books were open to audit. The fund has been required to report its spending to the House of Representatives each year and is required to seeking approval for spending from a committee chaired by the Transport Ministry's permanent secretary.
Silpachai said the committee would arrange a meeting next month to consider guidelines for both raising money for the fund and spending it.
The fund is expected to receive up to Bt300 million from next year's auction for licence plates with favourable numbers.