Thailand Focuses on Addressing Challenges of Rapid Urbanization, Alan Bolton Property Consultants Pattaya.

Posted on 08 June 2013 by ABPC

Within the next 20 years, more than half of the people in the Asia-Pacific region will live in cities. The Thai government focuses on addressing two challenges in cities and urban centers in Thailand.

In his remarks at the opening ceremony of the Asia Pacific Weeks Berlin 2013 in Berlin on 5 June 2013, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said that the first challenge is how to respond to the increasing growth of cities and improve the quality of life of local residents.

This involves such issues as hardware infrastructure in improving intra-city mobility, reducing the risk of natural disasters, and ensuring sufficient energy supply.

The second challenge is how to better manage and develop investments in people, resources, commodities, knowledge, and information within cities and between urban centers. It involves software issues, such as public participation, social inclusiveness, education, innovation, creativity, communication technology, and connectivity between urban areas.

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Mr. Surapong said that Thailand is investing in human resources capacity building by enhancing access to education and opportunities for innovation. It has also set a target of increasing the use of alternative energy sources. Additionally, 49 billion Euros will be invested in hardware infrastructure, such as high-speed rail and road networks, deep-sea ports and mass transit lines over the next seven years.

He said that Thailand is working with its neighbors to create regional economic corridors, so that its cities will not be only national business hubs, but also gateways to this dynamic region. Thailand has also been and will be working with partners, like Germany, to ensure that infrastructure required to address urban challenges is equipped with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art, and, most importantly, green technology.

Furthermore, he said, Thailand is also a key driving force of regional integration in ASEAN. With the emergence of the ASEAN Community by the end of 2015 and the promising dynamics of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, the Asia-Pacific region will soon become a community of closely connected cities. Together with roughly half of the world’s production force and market, the center of the world’s growth and prosperity will shift east toward Asia and the Pacific.

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