What Thailand’s election of a radical new government means for science

Thai voters backed radical reform at last Sunday’s general election, handing victory to the Move Forward Party, a youth-oriented party advocating for wholesale changes to the nation’s bureaucracy, economy, military and monarchy. The election result comes as the country is pursuing plans to move from a ...

Thailand’s Digital Transformation Boosts Data Industry

Enhancing the competitiveness of the local business environment and enabling a transparent government to provide its citizens with equitable access to public services and their data by utilising digital technology are central to Thailand’s national development plan, “Thailand 4.0”.The advancements made by Thailand in implementing ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Rural students to get digital boost with “e-School”

College students in rural areas of Thailand will soon get a boost in the quality of their education: Mae Fah Luang University (MFU) in Chiang Rai has developed an e-School system for the administration of education in rural areas with a 7 million baht grant ...

Greeley Pulitzer

EU paper outlines measures to boost business ties with Thailand

The European Association for Business and Commerce (EABC) on Friday (November 29) called for enhanced competitiveness, further improvement of ease of doing business, and negotiation of an EU‐Thailand Free Trade Agreement.The EABC said these factors were crucial to strengthen Thailand’s economy, support the Thailand 4.0 ...

The Nation Reporter

Taking steps to advance Thailand’s Industry 4.0 ambitions

The announcement by the Transport Ministry to legalise ride-hailing services by March 2020 comes in good time. The Internet economy has, for the first time, crossed the $100-billion (Bt3.03 trillion) mark, according to a report by Google, Temasek and Bain & Company.The government is taking ...

Saksith Chalermpong

High-tech plans for a better future

Science and technology strategist, Kittiphong Phromwong, the man behind the state’s much-touted “Thailand 4.0” scheme, believes it is not too difficult to see Thais earning more and becoming richer.Even farmers, who are often struggling to climb up the socio-economic ladder, can shed their financial ills ...

Thodsapol Hongtong

Pushing forward Thailand 4.0

Foreign investors ranging from global giants to fast-growing start-ups are focusing on Thailand as it races to transform itself into Thailand 4.0, the region’s innovation and knowledge-based digital hub.Foreign companies specializing in such advanced technologies as aerospace, artificial intelligence, biosciences, electric vehicles, fintech, robotics and ...

Thailand handicapped by poor connectivity

Mobile is the future, and this is especially the case in ASEAN member states. As a matter of fact, e-commerce logistics management platform, Parcel Perform, recently noted that emerging markets like Myanmar and Thailand are seeing rapid growth in mobile marketing. A case in example ...

Attracting more investors to Thailand

Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is slated to become an arterial node for trade, investment, and regional transportation, besides also serving as a strategic gateway to the Southeast Asian region. Stretching a total area of 13,000 square kilometres – encompassing the eastern provinces of Rayong, ...

Strong career prospects for digital talent: report

The global professional recruitment consultancy Michael Page is highlighting an upward trend in hiring within robotics and automation, in its Thailand Employment Outlook 2019 report.“Thailand 4.0 will continue to have a positive impact on the country and [its] employment landscape,” summed up Kristoffer Paludan, regional ...

The Nation Reporter

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