Japan to help Thailand build smart cities

Japan to help Thailand build smart cities
Biz / Tech
Japanese officials say they will help Thailand introduce cutting-edge IT to create eco-friendly, energy-efficient communities known as “smart cities.”

The Japan External Trade Organization, or JETRO, and Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society jointly held a seminar in Bangkok on Monday.

About 250 people attended, including government and corporate officials.

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Prajin Juntong talked up the tie-up with Japan. He said his government wants to enhance the quality of people’s lives by improving urban environments and ensuring safety.

At the seminar, Japanese electronics makers showcased technologies on renewable energy sources and the smart grid, an energy-efficient, next-generation power supply system.

Hiroki Mitsumata, President of JETRO Bangkok says “ASEAN cities are saddled with urban challenges. There are business opportunities overseas for Japanese companies that can solve these challenges.”

JETRO says Japan can help Southeast Asian countries tackle urban congestion and pollution, things Japan has managed to overcome.

แหล่งที่มา : NHK World-Japan