Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa), under the leading of Dr. Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin, declared its vision in response to the government’s digital economy policy which requires the bottom-up development covering the community enterprises, public health service and human resource in the digital field of all levels in preparation for Thailand 4.0.
To drive the country with the digital economy, it requires the supportive legal measure, investment stimulus measures, and proper infrastructure to establish the digital park, digital smart city and digital community.
To establish the country’s digital economy, the organization will focus on the creation of the digital start-up businesses and digital SMEs to respond to the demands of the target industries which are set as the key economic drives. It is expected that the organization would create more than 500,000 Digital entrepreneur which would further change 24,700 communities, 77 cities, 3,000,000 SMEs and 5 million households across the country to be driven by the digital economy as the new economic structure of the country.
Dr. Nuttapon added that the knowledge development is the prerequisite of the vision implementation. The country cannot achieve the “Thailand 4.0” vision, if the people are not adequately digitally educated. Hence, the starting point is to provide the digital knowledge for the public in preparation for the change.
The Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa) aims to promote, support and develop the digital industry and digital implementation in various aspects, including economy, society, culture and security, through the strategic plan prepared by depa in line with the national plan and policy. In the same time, depa will support the investment, human resource development, legalization regarding the intellectual property protection and cooperation with the partner agencies. Dr. Nuttapon believes that the country can achieve the digital economy within 20 years.