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Digital Economy / ICT Working Group: Meeting with his Excellency Dr Pichet Durongkaveroj

His Excellency Dr Pichet  Durongkaveroj, Minister for Digital Economy & Society, along with Vice Minister and staff spent 90 minutes with EABC’s Digital Economy / ICT Working Group (seven representatives, led by chair Mr Bob Fox) on 10 April.Some 15 topics were covered including  structural reforms in the telecoms sector (and reforms of SOEs), NBTC Independence, spectrum issuance, SMEs needs in the sector, ‘doing business’ burdens, foreign investment (including the Foreign Dominance Notification), digital economy laws, creation of 500,000 IT jobs and the need for a IT Competency Framework, broadband structures etc. The Minister updated the meeting on Digital Park Thailand and developments in some organisational changes in the two SOEs in the sector. A detailed 9 page response was provided to the Minister and staff in time for Songkran reading and follow up dialogue is planned. The Working Group is most grateful to His Excellency for the engagement and dialogue.