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Thailand sets up digital economy ministry

Thailand will officially establish a digital economy and society ministry in September, replacing the information and communication technology (ICT) ministry, reports the Bangkok Post. The new ministry will take over all responsibilities from the ICT ministry, the national statistics office, the Thai meteorological department, the software industry promotion agency, the electronic transactions development agency, Thailand Post, TOT Plc and CAT Telecom. The national disaster warning center, which is under the supervision of the ICT ministry, is the only agency that will be transferred to the interior ministry. ICT minister Uttama Savanayana said the new ministry will have administrative scope and a conceptual framework for implementing, developing and promoting Thailand's digital economy and society and it will set up two new agencies: the National Digital Economy Committee and the Digital Economy Promotion Agency, to take responsibility for development of the digital economy. Read More

  • Monday, 27 June 2016

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