Minister for Digital Economy and Society Pichet Durongkaveroj stated after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the support of local business operators that his ministry, the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Education have committed to working together to ensure lifelong education via digital technology in satisfaction of government policy for the use of technology to strengthen the nation’s economic foundations.
The effort will be divided among the ministries with the digital ministry to establish infrastructure for the learning, the ministry of agriculture to support products of local farmers through innovations, the ministry of commerce will provide an electronic marketplace for the products and the ministry of education will oversee the use of digital tools for learning. Private company DTAC has also agreed to work with the offices in the program and will support wireless internet connectivity.
Permanent Secretary for Agriculture Theeraphat Prayunsitthi remarked his office joined in the effort because of the success of its 882 Center program, which provided farmers with digital knowledge and online commerce tools.
The Ministry of Education meanwhile, pointed out it has already been able to produce over 10,000 digitally literate individuals across the nation who can go forth to aid in promoting online commerce. It has also set up 7,424 digital centers nationwide where local producers can access the internet for both studies and commercial purposes.
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