With a GNI per capita of US$4,420 (2011), Thailand has joined the ranks of upper-middle income countries. But there are issues to be addressed such as industrial competitiveness, an aging population, environmental and climate change measures and connectivity with neighboring countries. The priority areas of cooperation with Thailand are sustainable development of economy and coping with maturing of society, coping with common issues in ASEAN countries and promotion of cooperation towards countries outside the ASEAN region. JICA is providing support for issues in Thailand as an upper-middle income country. For example, JICA is implementing several projects for the recovery from the damage of the severe flooding of 2011, infrastructure development for enhancing competitiveness, countermeasures to climate change, environmental management in provincial level, SME promotion, and care services development for elderly people.
|December 8, 2016||FYAA hosts the 22nd Regional Leaders Forum in Chiang Mai City.|
|October 7, 2016||Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Thailand for the Mass Transit System Project in Bangkok (Red Line) (III)|
|August 22, 2016||Japanese teachers taking a study tour in Thailand to learn about international cooperation between Thailand and Japan|
|August 2, 2016||Third Country Training Programme: Knowledge Creation Forum on Community-based Inclusive Development 2016 (Intellectual Disabilities and their Parents)|
|July 20, 2016||Partnership Arrangement signed between JICA and NEDA for enhancement of connectivity and development of the Mekong region under "Japan-Mekong Connectivity Initiative"|