At the launch of the Thailand Industry Expo 2018, Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-ocha, announced that to achieve Thailand 4.0, cooperation is needed from all sides and more technology and innovations must utilised.

The PM chaired the opening of Thailand Industry Expo 2018, taking place on the theme “Change to Shift”, aimed at elevating Thai industries. The exhibition is being held at Impact Muang Thong Thani and is a showcase of Thailand’s industrial potential and how Thailand 4.0 will enhance the sector’s competitiveness.

At the launch, General Prayut stated that over the past four years his government has sought to amend and update laws and regulations to allow for connectivity and a better flow of work. He remarked that to see Thailand 4.0 achieved, all sides must join in the drive initiated by the government and have all sectors of society form a chain in which revenue is distributed appropriately. He underlined the development of human resources alongside technological progress, pointing out robots will progressively replace human labour in the future. The PM was adamant that the goal of Thailand 4.0 is for technology and innovations to better the quality of life of Thai citizens and allow for faster progress.

The PM concluded by viewing the event’s six zones, which include an area on modern technological innovations from major companies and a section for business matching between Thailand and Japan.