TDRI gives mixed ratings to government’s performance in digital economy policy

TDRI gives mixed ratings to government’s performance in digital economy policy

 

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The outgoing government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has made some achievements and, at the same time, failed in its policy to drive Thailand toward a digital economy over the past five years, according to an assessment by Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI).

 

TDRI president Somkiat Tangkitvanich said yesterday that the government had rolled out several measures through the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, the TOT, CAT Telecom and the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC).

 

He listed the government’s tangible achievements as:

 

The end to the use of photocopies of ID cards and household registration papers in government paperwork

 

Removal of the requirement for Immigration 6 form for Thai nationals leaving and entering the country

 

Removal of the requirement for a police complaint form to order to apply for a replacement ID card or driving license

Generation of fierce competition for 4G telecom spectrum

 

The introduction of the Prompt Pay service by the Bank of Thailand and the Finance Ministry, which help reduce service charges in money transfers and help in the promotion of e-Commerce business.

 

He reported that the government was not so successful in the following digital economy projects:

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/tdri-gives-mixed-ratings-to-governments-performance-in-digital-economy-policy/

 

 
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