Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak (Source: NNT)

Bangkok (VNA/NNT)
– Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has pushed for Thailand to adapt to the growth of the global digital economy.

The Deputy Prime Minister made the remarks during a speech delivered at the Digital Thailand 2016 event.

He said it is important for Thailand to adjust to fast-changing technology and the government should focus on making the economy more digitally oriented.

More high-tech approaches to providing social and public services should be adopted to make Thailand more competitive. Thais must also have equal access to government programs in order to resolve social inequality.

Dr. Somkid said that if Thailand does not make the necessary improvements, the country will fall behind the rest of the world in terms of market competition and investment.

He urged the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology to raise awareness among Thais about the importance of the digital economy.-VNA