“Pichet” states the success on the cooperation between The People’s Republic of China and Thailand on science, technology and innovation, and extend to cooperation on space technology, science, technology and innovation policy, solar cell, electric automo

Created on Monday, 21 September 2015 Published Date Written by neeranutch

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18 September 2015 at Naning, The People’s Republic of China: Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Science and Technology leads the executives to meet Dr.Cao Jianlin, Vice Minister of Science and Technology of China in order to consult the progress of science, technology and innovation cooperation project under the implementation on “Science and Technology Partnership Program(STEP)”. Both sides have exchanged the achievement and ready to extend the cooperation for strengthening science, technology and innovation of both countries. Additionally, Dr.Pichet has ever jointly worked with ASEAN for a long time therefore he is pleased to be representative to create relationship between China and ASEAN to develop Asia Pacific region.

Minister of Science and Technology says that both countries agreed to promote science, technology and innovation since 2013 under STEP framework by joint committees and working groups as the mechanism to implement successfully 4 projects in only 2 years especially China-ASEAN Technology Transfer Center Project (CATTC), implemented by Technology Management Center (TMC) of National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) of Thailand. This center has an objective to be center for technology transfer among agencies concerned, research institutes and universities of the ASEAN countries. The activities have already achieved in various fields for example technology management training, business negotiation and to lead Thai entrepreneurs to participate the products and technology exhibitions, mainly rice and grain business which increases more economic value. In this matter, Thailand – China Technology Transfer Center plans to be established in Thailand Science Park, Pathum Thani including to bring Chinese technology and innovation to perform in National Science and Technology Exhibition 2015 on November 2015.

Dr.Pichet says that the second cooperation is the project to establish joint R&D laboratory on mutual interested fields. Both countries start to operate on the high-speed train technology, implemented by NSTDA and Thailand Institute for Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) to organize training on vibration testing system for engineers and workshop on high-speed train controlling plans to be organized. The third cooperation is young scientists exchange project, operated by National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Office which China supports fellowships for Thai researchers to work at China-ASEAN Technology Transfer Center. It plans to cooperate the new business and science, technology and innovation policy.

The last cooperation is the service system and information exchange on surveying satellites, operated by Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISDA) to implement satellite photographic data exchange in various fields for instance agriculture, environment and disaster prevention. There is training on surveying satellites for sustainable development, setting satellite control devices with software at GISDA and extending cooperation to manage satellites application effectively.

“This year is the 40th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relation between Thailand and the People’s Republic of China. It is a good opportunity to summarize the implementation and more projects can be cooperated for example technology development for disaster management and forecasting, Chinese space technology for Thai researchers, electric automobile development which China strengthens on battery research, R&D on solar energy and solar cell technology, science, technology and innovation policy research. As the matter of fact that we work together with ASEAN continuously for several years, we are ready to coordinate China with ASEAN” Dr. Pichet said.


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