One million tech-savvy teens needed to boost Thai e-commerce
About one million teenagers and about 200,000 micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are being targeted to join Thailand’s e-commerce sector this year, according to Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) President Surangkana Wayuparp.
To build up a broad-based digitally-skilled workforce that will boost the country’s e-commerce capabilities, the agency is establishing up the first e-commerce park dedicated to digital education, training, and cooperation.
The park is a partnership with Srinakharinwirot University.
It will be supported by overseas agencies collaborating to create a red-tape-free channel for Thai entrepreneurs to bring their products to the global market.
By 2023, the ETDA wants to have eight million workers and 1.6 million MSMEs, supported by local merchants, selling products into China – in as supported by Dongguan China Council.
Wayuparp said that the e-commerce park was inspired by China’s Dongguan model, which is the leading e-commerce district in China and home to about 2,000 e-commerce parks.