Thailand 4.0

Thailand 4.0

THE MINISTRY of Digital Economy and Society aims to support “Thailand 4.0” with various projects including high-speed Internet access for all villages, develop the digital gateway to connect with the outside world, and something called “Thailand Digital Big Bang” in the middle of next year.

Pichet Durongkaveroj, the first minister of digital economy and society, said the ministry aimed for all of its agencies to work as a single team to reduce the complexity of their operations. 

He said the ministry was committed to making sure every village in the Kingdom was served by high-speed broadband next year. To that end, it will sign memoranda of understanding with all stakeholders in the project such as TOT and the Provincial Electricity Authority next Monday.

The ministry also aims to use digital gateways to enhance connectivity with other countries in the Asean region. This will engage people, businesses and governments involved in digital content, digital services and logistics, which will add value and advantages to the country and the region.


“The digitisation of Thailand will focus on developing digital communities so that people can run their businesses online, which will create advantages for the people in communities. 

“We will work with other ministries to develop standards to create business channels in terms of business-to-business, business-to-customer and business-to-government, to create benefits for all people and communities so that they will be able to utilise digital channels to gain knowledge and transfer information.” 

Meanwhile, the ministry will partner with the Science and Technology Ministry and the Industry Ministry to create a start-up ecosystem.

Pichet said the ministry would also conduct “Thailand Digital Big Bang” events and invite executives and others from CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) and Asean+3 (the 10-member grouping plus China, Japan and South Korea) to join.

As for the controversial amendments to the Computer Crime Act, he said his ministry would review some sections before announcing the clarified draft to the public in a couple of months.

The ministry now has five screening committees to oversee the draft and will appoint four more. 

“I think that around 90 per cent of the draft is clear and 5-10 per cent is uncertain and unclear. Therefore, the ministry will set up four new screening committees to review the draft to create understanding, clarity and acceptability among the public,” Pichet said.

He reiterated that the amended act had nothing to do with the “single gateway” proposal made earlier.

The Nation

Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
View all posts

Terima kasih telah membaca sampai di sini