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Thai workforce must be readied for digital economy: TDRI

Published July 10, 2019

The new government will have no choice but to invest heavily in developing Thailand’s manpower, so it can survive in the fast-moving digital economy, Dr Somkiat Tangkitvanich, president of Thailand Development and Research Institute (TDRI), told the press on Wednesday.

He said the Thai workforce was facing digital disruption, and if skills are not developed in time to serve the new system, the workers will end up having to move out of the labour market. He also said that the new government needs to develop the skills of the national workforce so it is ready to serve the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).

From 2015 to 2018, investments in the EEC worth Bt1.014 trillion have been approved and most of them are in the sectors of petrochemical, auto, agriculture, bio technology, robotics and aviation.

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Created at 2019-07-10 22:38:38