EABC Industry Working Group and Office of Industry Economic Policy, Ministry of Industry Meeting
On 8th December, the OIE gave us the pleasure to discuss some of the key issues within the industry sector in Thailand through a virtual meeting. Mr Jan Eriksson, EABC President and Mr Alessandro Menocci, EABC Industry Working group Chairperson gave the opening and closing remarks in the meeting respectively.
Mrs Siripen Kiatfuengfoo, Deputy Director-General of OIE, kindly provided us with meaningful answers during the Q&A session. The questions were mainly about developments in industry sector strategy in Thailand as well as service sector investment, greener supply chains, investment in the manufacturing sector, exportation, and vaccine plan for the industry sector.
At present, the industrial sector is one of the major engines to drive Thailand’s economy. The government attempted to enhance the manufacturing sector by employing the concept of industrial 4.0 in order to generate an innovation-driven economy. However, recently, the challenging impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic have made the world economy and industrial sector need to be adjusted tremendously. The cooperation from related players from both domestic and international sides is one of the important factors to overcome these issues.