The target implementation period for the plan is year 2023 to the year 2027 (Thai years 2566-2570), and includes developing human resources for the new world, creating a society of opportunity and fairness, and more.
Thailand's Prime Minister, General Prayut Chano-cha has on Wednesday (22 September 2021) shared five goals for transforming the nation, as part of the 13th National Economic and Social Development Plan.
The target implementation period for the plan are from the year 2023 to the year 2027 (Thai years 2566-2570).
In a Facebook post, the Prime Minister outlined these goals across five key areas, as follows:
#1 Restructuring of production, into an economy based on innovation that aligns with technology trends and global trade
This will involve promoting research and innovation development.
#2 Developing people/ human resources to have the ability and quality of life suitable for the new world
This would cover building essential skills for the 21st century, as well as elevating schools and teachers into higher professions.
#3 Creating a society of opportunity and fairness
This means reducing social inequality and increase welfare for the people, and for the underprivileged to have equal access.
#4 Creating sustainability for the country
Taking into account the environment and ecosystem, solving environmental problems, and strengthening the industry and green economy.
#5 Preparing the country to cope with risks and changes in a new global context
The plan will look at developing transportation infrastructure throughout the country, and upgrading government services with digital systems in all dimensions. General Prayut shared that the government will be speeding up the implementation of the policy.
The full 13th National Economic and Social Development Plan can be accessed on the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board website, here.;