Ms. Wanaporn Thephasadin Na Ayudhya, Secretary-General of the Office of the National Digital Economy and Society (DOD) gave a speech on the topic “The National Master Plan for Advancing Digital Technology and Sustainable Development: Building an ASEAN Digital Center” at MWC Shanghai 2021 (Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2021), the largest global innovation seminar and showcase. In Asia that Thailand has developed a national policy and plan on digital development for the economy and society in order to drive Thailand to achieve that vision. The national plan will serve as a template that will reform government agencies’ processes. Practices in the private sector Including the way of life of Thai people
It also covers the establishment of digital infrastructure such as the Internet network. Transition to the Digital Age with Digital SME Projects Digital agriculture Digital industry And the development of the digital economy in Thailand In the past, there was cooperation with relevant agencies Drive digital innovations to promote new business opportunities for SMEs. Startups Or educational institutions To pave the way for Thailand towards “Thailand 4.0” and being a fully digital hub of ASEAN
For example, in the past year Has formed a cooperation with Huawei In establishing the Ecosystem Innovation Center in Bangkok to serve as a digital innovation hub for 5G applications and services for various industrial sectors and these innovations will be opened. New business opportunities as well, which this goal will be achieved. Must be caused by cooperation of the government Including the private sector Both from domestic and international Thus, they can overcome challenges and use technology to create a better future.
“Digital technology can have a positive impact on the social sector. These impacts were clear to us during the recent COVID-19 event as the digital economy created new opportunities for businesses to continue to grow. Helping to improve social quality It is also in line with the goals of the Thai government to drive sustainable growth. ”
In addition, Thailand is currently ranked the highest out of 176 countries worldwide by the Speedtest Global Index of the year 2020, and is also the first country in ASEAN to enable technology. In this regard, the Thai government has also initiated a number of initiatives to drive digital transformation, such as the Government Central Cloud Development Project (GDCC), which helps streamline the agency’s work processes. The government sector to be more efficient with lower operating costs, the Pracharat Net Project, which places more than 24,700 free internet access points in the country, representing more than 80,000 kilometers of fiber-optic lines and the Digital Community Center project. Which serves as a learning center for digital skills It has 2,277 learning centers covering 77 provinces and more than 2,300 volunteer personnel.