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 defined in many ways, but for his ministry, it stands for a city that uses modern, intelligent technology and innovation to boost efficiency in city services and management. Also, he said, administration costs should be low, and resources used to the optimum to serve the population.
Chaiwut said smart cities should be designed, so they are not just liveable cities but also provide residents with a good quality, sustainable lifestyle.