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Monday, 27.05.2024
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MDES–DEPA announced the success of DIGITAL INFINITY: SMART LIVING project, building a Smart City with digital technology to boost the country’s economic value by more than 200 million baht.

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES), led by DEPA along with collaborative networks, announced the success of the DIGITAL INFINITY: SMART LIVING project. This project aims to create a livable smart city through digital technology, advancing smart city levels in Smart Economy, Smart Living, and Smart Governance across 11 areas in 10 provinces nationwide. The project has generated economic value exceeding 200 million baht and is poised to amplify its impact to promote and develop smart cities nationwide.

Mr. Prasert Jantararuangtong, Minister of Digital Economy and Society (MDES), and Asst. Prof. Dr. Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin, President/CEO of the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA), joined in announcing the success of the DIGITAL INFINITY: SMART LIVING project, along with affiliate networks such as mayors, executive committees, and representatives from 11 areas in 10 provinces contributing to the project. The 10 participating provinces—Nonthaburi, Ratchaburi, Ang Thong, Prachin Buri, Nakhon Ratchasima, Maha Sarakham, Trang, Chon Buri, Chiang Rai, and Bangkok—gathered at the Rama Gardens Hotel for the event.

Mr. Prasert stated that digital technology and innovation are pivotal in elevating the country’s economy and society. In the past, MDES by DEPA aimed to enable all sectors to access the digital infrastructure established by the government. Each province selects and applies the best contextual strategies through empowering digital capacities to enhance Thailand's Competitiveness, Safety & Security in the digital economy and society, and increasing human capital in a digital country under MDES's operational framework, known as The Growth Engine of Thailand. The DIGITAL INFINITY: SMART LIVING project aims to create smart and livable cities with digital technology, considered one of the essential mechanisms for developing areas into smart cities nationwide.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Nuttapon stated that the DIGITAL INFINITY: SMART LIVING project aims to create livable smart cities with digital technology, conducted by DEPA and its partner networks. The project aims to establish prototype areas for the application of digital technology in Smart Economy, Smart Living, and Smart Governance. This is intended to develop locally smart and livable cities in 11 pioneering areas across 10 provinces before extending the development to nearby areas and ultimately promoting sustainable development of smart cities nationwide.

Smart Economy – the project aims to elevate the local economy, especially in the agricultural sector, by promoting the application of ‘FAHFON’. This application serves as a weather forecast tool and connects weather data from All-in-one smart weather monitoring stations under the name FAHFON SENSE, capable of measuring up to 17 variables from just one smart pole. This assists farmers in planning, managing, and improving the efficiency of their production processes, maintaining the quality of their crops, and effectively increasing their income. The project has established All-in-one Smart Weather Forecast Stations in 5 provinces, totaling 250 locations covering an area of over 250 square kilometers. The project has also promoted more than 1,000 farmers to develop their skills in applying digital technology.

As part of the local economic development in the food business sector across 7 areas, the project has promoted local entrepreneurs to access a digital platform, called ‘eatsHUB’, in order to receive and deliver orders of Thai food. This aims to bring local food businesses into the online system, increase opportunities to approach customers, and provide a new source of income for local entrepreneurs, benefiting over 1,000 small-scale entrepreneurs.

Smart Living – the project aims to improve people’s quality of life by supporting the elderly community with Smart Health Technology to take great care of their health, plan, and closely follow up on their health. The Smart Living initiative has been implemented in two areas, involving collaboration with Village Health Volunteers (VHV), medical personnel, and related agencies to utilise health data storage equipment for recording, storing, linking, and verifying the health information of the elderly, as well as patients with disabilities, totaling more than 420 individuals. This enables the use of preliminary health data for medical advice, facilitating disease analysis, and providing closer, faster, more accurate, and comprehensive care.

Smart Governance – the project integrates more digital technologies by supporting electronic public relations signs that have been implemented in two areas. The objectives are to empower service for people, enhance public service delivery, reduce inequality in accessing news and government information, and increase efficiency in accessing government information, public relations, warnings, and other services to more than 600,000 people effectively.

“The DIGITAL INFINITY: SMART LIVING project creates livable smart cities with digital technology, promoting the development of Smart City throughout the country, stimulating the country’s economic value by over 200 million baht. Furthermore, the project has established prototype areas for the application of digital technology in local smart city development and is prepared to expand its impact to drive sustainable smart city development nationwide,” the President/CEO of DEPA said.

More information on the DIGITAL INFINITY: SMART LIVING project can be found on DEPA communication channels, including www.depa.or.th, LINE OA: depa Thailand, and Facebook Page: depa Thailand.

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Quelle/Source: Bangkok Post, 02.04.2024

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