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Taipei City Government receives the first “Oscar Award” in anti-corruption. The New Construction Office receives the High Distinction Award – the Integrity Award by the Agency Against Corruption

The New Construction Office, Public Works Department, Taipei City Government participated in the “Integrity Evaluation System for Public Agencies- Integrity Awards” competition by the Agency Against Corruption of the Ministry of Justice on behalf of Taipei City Government in 2020. After a rigorous evaluation by an external experts’ committee, the New Construction Office stood out from among the 16 participating agencies across the country, received the High Distinction Award – the Integrity Award, which is praised as the Oscar Award in anti-corruption, making the Office the first to receive such honor in Taiwan. On April 29, 2021, Minister Tsai Ching-hsiang of the Ministry of Justice personally presented the award.
 
In his remarks, Minister Tsai Ching-hsiang of the Ministry of Justice said that the New Construction Office of the Taipei City Government is the first in the country to promote the “On-site Construction Video Youtube Live Streaming,” allowing the public to know the exact status of Taipei City’s municipal construction directly through the website of the New Construction Office. The Office also created a smart management system for all road construction in Taipei, providing real-time videos of the pipeline construction in the city and implementing several innovative measures such as online public supervision through the app, which was unanimously affirmed by all the evaluation committees.
 
Yeh Yi-chang, the vice chairman of the Transparency International Taiwan, made a comment on the highlights of the agencies receiving the High Distinction Award, particularly pointing out that among all participating agencies, the New Construction Office of the Taipei City Government has transformed the innovative business of the agency into highlights for integrity by deeply analyzing the features of the service targets within the jurisdiction and the corresponding focus on the clean development of the agency. The head of the agency leads all colleagues to dedicate to it, fully demonstrating the determination to put clean governance into practice, which is a model to learn from in the public sector.
 
Huang Li-yuan, Director of the New Construction Office, said that the New Construction Office upholds the core value of integrity of the Taipei City Government to undertake major new construction projects for the livelihood and economic development in Taipei, pro-actively establish various open and transparent systems, and strengthen the public and external supervision mechanism, making sure that the citizens fully understand the government's administrative actions. The New Construction Office, which represents the Taipei City Government, was awarded the High Distinction Award – the Integrity Award by the Agency Against Corruption of the Ministry of Justice, meaning that not only is the Taipei City’s innovation on public service affirmed, but also the citizens’ trust in the transparency of the administration of the New Construction Office is successfully demonstrated. In the future, the New Construction Office will continue to promote innovative actions on integrity that are affirmed by all the people, improve the quality of municipal construction and realize the vision of creating a livable and sustainable city and promoting a safe road environment.