BANGKOK, 16 May 2017 (NNT)

The Ministry of Industry has resolved to attract Germany into a partnership that would help the Kingdom achieve its Thailand 4.0 goal. 

The Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Science and Technology, German Embassy to Thailand, the Federation of Thai Industries and German-Thai Chamber of Commerce have engaged in a seminar attended by executives and experts from both the public and private of the two countries to discuss industry in the 4.0 age. 

The Thai side used the opportunity to entice Germany, which is a leader in 4.0 industry, to help drive the Kingdom’s industrial sector via a civil-state mechanism. They urged German organizations to help elevate Thai small and medium enterprises, to develop its laborers and support research and innovation. 

The German side meanwhile indicated keen interest in increasing investment in Thailand, up from a current 600 German companies with interests in the nation. 

Photo: Thai Industry Minister Uttama Saowanayon (credit: National News Bureau of Thailand)

Industry Minister Uttama Saowanayon said a Thai-German Industry 4.0 driving joint commission would be set up using a civil-state mechanism. Initial frame work for the commission is to be completed in 2 weeks and it is believed the body will help accelerate Thailand’s trajectory towards the 4.0 era. 

Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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