Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday pledged to turn Thailand into a developed country in the 21st century.
During Thursday’s policy statement read out by the prime minister in parliament, Prayut expressed the government’s vision to make Thailand a developed country and prepare the Thai people for it in the 21th century.
As part of the government’s urgent policies, the prime minister announced that new learning platforms will be promoted for the people to get well versed in and updated with digital technology and innovation.
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For instance, Prayut announced that computer coding will be taught at schools from elementary level while a new generation of researchers on digital technology and innovation will be largely supported to turn the country into a developed country in the 21st century.
The prime minister announced that his government has set the policy to steer the development of economic systems to be in line with the new era of economy which refers to the sharing economy, digital economy and bio-circular-green economy. Research and development on digital technology and innovation will be promoted with intent to eradicate social inequality and poverty among the people.
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Digital technology and innovation will be largely applied in support of farming, manufacturing, exporting, logistics, online trading and servicing sectors under the government policy. Mechanisms based on technology and innovation will be built up to help with the upgrading of the potential and competitiveness of start-up and SME businesses, regarding product qualities, marketing and accounting, among others.
The government has set the policy to provide and develop accommodations and measures for businesses in trading, importing, exporting and logistics with the use of digital technology and innovation. That refers to online business transactions, artificial intelligence, internet of things and Big Data systems.