With a GNI per capita of $5,960 in 2017, Thailand has joined the ranks of upper-middle income countries. However, many issues still need to be addressed to achieve sustained social and economic development: making industries more competitive, introducing measures for an aging population, and dealing with environmental problems and climate change. In addition, there are several issues common throughout the ASEAN region, such as strengthening ASEAN connectivity and narrowing the development gap.
JICA focuses on three priority areas in Thailand: "Sustainable development of the economy and coping with a maturing society", "Coping with common issues in ASEAN countries", and "Promoting cooperation with countries outside the ASEAN region". In order to intensify international competitiveness, JICA continues to assist development of infrastructure, and supports development of human resources for industries which can contribute to enhancing productivity, and to creating value-added goods and services. In terms of the environment, JICA supports various efforts at local and national level, and also cooperates with Thailand to address climate change. In addition to these activities, JICA continues efforts with Thailand to tackle problems related to development, such as the ageing issue.
|April 27, 2021||[Technical Cooperation Projects] S-TOP 3rd Joint Coordinating Committee Meeting|
|November 25, 2020||Message from the Chief Representative|
|October 19, 2020||JICA is going to start two new important technical cooperation projects with Thailand's Ministry of Transport|
|August 24, 2020||Daily news stories from Mr. Kobchai|
|July 31, 2020||Notice of Project Delay due to COVID-19 "Thailand Pilot Project for Digital KAIZEN" The result of Ideathon Seminar for Digital KAIZEN towards Industry 4.0 and the preparation status of the PoC project.|
|November 25, 2020||Support through the JICA-funded “LEAP” (Private Sector Investment Finance): Provision of Blue Loans to combat ocean pollution in Asian countries|
|November 5, 2020||Satellite technology making life more convenient in developing countries: Promoting CORS utilization improves infrastructure development and autonomous vehicles|
|September 30, 2020||Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with the Kingdom of Thailand: Supporting the promotion of mountain road tunnel project|
|September 2, 2020||Support for building a new supply chain in Thailand that looks beyond COVID-19|
|March 31, 2020||Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Thailand: Contributing to the production of practical and innovative engineers by introducing KOSEN education|