DES Ministry in major push for digital economy as driving force for growth
A digital economy will be Thailand’s main driving force for growth in the next couple of decades, the top official of the Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry said on Monday.
Wisit Wisitsora-at, permanent secretary at the ministry, said businesses and industries such as fintech firms, health tech companies, and those using education technologies will benefit the most from the digital economy.
Wisit was speaking at the opening ceremony of “Thailand 4.0 – the Future and Beyond” seminar and exhibition held at the Centara Grand at Centra Plaza Ladprao Hotel on Monday.
He told the seminar that the ministry has policies to promote the development and usage of digital technologies to push Thailand beyond the middle-income trap.
The ministry has enacted an act on digital development for economy and society this year.
He said the act would promote investments in digital industries and innovations that can be applied for development of the economy and society as part of steering the country to Thailand 4.0.
Speaking at the same seminar, Puchong Nodethaisong, secretary-general of the Office of the National Digital Economy and Society Commission, said the seminar also aimed to encourage members of the society to catch up with digital technologies.
He said the promotion of digital technologies would not only benefit the economy but it would also benefit society by changing the behaviour of the people and increase utilisation of digital technologies.