Urban administration and development

Thailands 15 smart cities unveiled

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan handed out smart city logo to 15 city developers and gave the policy to drive the city development on Saturday. Thailand has a concrete plan to develop smart cities in order to improve city management in various aspects, such as ...

The Nation Reporter

EEC smart city projects set to draw close to B100bn

Smart city development in three provinces of the flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is projected to draw as much as 100 billion baht over the next five years, helping upgrade the livelihood of residents there, according to the EEC Office.According to Pojanee Artarotpinyo, the EEC ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand will have 100 smart cities by 2022, promises DES minister

In line with the Thailand 4.0 economic strategy and the 20-year national development agenda, the country should have at least 100 smart cities by next year, Digital Economy and Society (DES) Minister Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn said on Thursday.The minister said the words “smart city” can be ...

The Nation Reporter

FTI urges the state to relocate factories

The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) has suggested that the government relocate factories out of residential areas, following the plastics factory inferno, to prevent accidents in the future.Some incentives should be offered to factory owners, including a 2% reduction of land tax and a reduction ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

UK and Thailand to Cooperate in New Era of Smart City Development

The UK and Thailand have jointly launched the “UK Thailand Tech Export Academy”.  The purpose of the collaboration is to promote the development of “smart cities” to be constructed across Thailand.  So far, the initiative has involved the matching of over 200 businesses from the ...

New lung of Bangkok expected to fully ready in Feb 2022

The first phase of redeveloping the Benjakitti Park will be completed by June 2021 to be open for Mother’s Day, deputy government spokesperson Traisuree Taisaranakul said.The overall construction plan is expected to be completed by February 2022.The first eight months in phase one are focused ...

The Nation Reporter

Smart City project a source of conflict

The row over a plan to purchase land from a community behind the old Mor Chit Bus Terminal to build an elevated road as part of a “smart city” project around the mass transit station has raised questions about the way the state spends taxpayer ...

Supoj Wancharoen

Bangkok to get 4 smart districts under new plan

Four districts will pilot Bangkok’s transformation into a smart city, under a plan unveiled by the National Charter of Thailand today.The plan, which covers Rattanakosin Island, Yaowarat (Chinatown), Asoke (from Asoke intersection to Rama IX Road) and Tao Poon, was presented to the Bangkok Metropolitan ...

The Nation Reporter

In times of crisis, Bangkok is finding space to grow its own food

In a neighbouring province of the Thai capital, in one of the metropolis’ hottest and most polluted industrial zones is not an obvious place to start a farming enterprise.But above the dusty, busy streets in Samut Sakhon, a concrete space that before had done little ...

Depa proposes 100 smart cities

The Digital Economy Promotion Agency (Depa) has set an ambitious goal to turn 100 cities nationwide into smart cities in two years to improve the economy and quality of life in line with the 20-year national strategy plan.Cities in six provinces plus Bangkok have begun ...

Komsan Tortermvasana

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