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Thailand steps up smart city development

Thailand is accelerating the development of smart cities, aiming to enhance the country’s digital capabilities and the quality of life for urban communities towards a sustainable future, said Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Phumtham Wechayachai.In his opening remarks at the Thailand Smart ...

Thailand offers 50% tax cut to boost smart cities

The Digital Economy and Society Ministry on Monday incentivised smart city development by offering a 50% cut in corporate tax for three years.DES Minister Prasert Chanthararuangthong announced the move during a seminar titled “Thailand Smart City 2024” at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel in Bangkok. ...

The Nation Reporter

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

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

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 ...

Communication lines to be buried in bid to make Bangkok a smart city

From next year, many Bangkok roads will be free of the ugly power and communication lines that hang overhead at dangerous angles.Digital Economy and Society Minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta handed over the plan to TOT acting president Morakot Thienmontree on Wednesday morning. The plan requires the ...

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

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

Thailand leads in ASEAN with its smart cities

Thailand introduced the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) initiative to transform three Thai provinces into smart cities during the 2019 ASEAN Summit. This move has proved to be a successful one, one report notes.The EEC was established to create a centre for trade, investment, regional transportation, ...

Alita Sharon

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