A business trip of the staff of the Project Implementation Unit of the Ministry of Economy and Finance and representatives of the UNDP to Thailand under the Sustainable Rural Development Project started with a meeting at the Department of Community Development of the Ministry of Interior of Thailand.
At the meeting with the Deputy Director of the Community Development Department of the Ministry of Interior of Thailand Witoon Naulnukodi and his colleagues discussed the issues of planning projects for the development of remote areas, the introduction of the wide potential of information technology, and the uniqueness of Thailand’s experience in this direction.
The Department of Community Development of the Ministry of Interior of Thailand started its operations on October 1, 1962. To date, a number of projects have been implemented in 76 regions of the country, using the experience of leading countries to cover the areas and reform the industry, improving the socio-economic situation of the communities.
In particular, the Ambulance Service in 90 Days project – was put into practice when after COVID-19 the unemployment rate in the country reached 12.9 million and it was planned to increase the income of people by planting 5 different types of crops.
- After the initial project was successful, the cultivation of 10 different types of products was started to meet the demand for food.
- The use of digital technology has been introduced to reduce the poverty rate.