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METI and Thai Government Sign Memorandum of Cooperation in the Field of Smart Industrial Safety

- Continuous cooperation aimed at enhancing the safety of Thai plants -

June 28, 2021

On June 25th, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Industry (MOI) of the Kingdom of Thailand signed a document (hereinafter referred to as the "MOC.") titled "Memorandum of Cooperation on Strengthening the Smart Industrial Safety System in Thailand between the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan and the Ministry of Industry of Thailand."

Cooperation based on this MOC is expected to contribute to continually enhancing the safety and efficiency of plants and other facilities in Thailand through utilization of AI, IoT, and other technologies.

1. Background

In June 2018, Japan and Thailand signed a three-year Memorandum of Cooperation aimed at enhancing the safety and efficiency of plants and other facilities in Thailand. To date, Japan has been providing technical cooperation through the dispatch of experts from Japan and the holding of seminars.

In addition, the two countries are progressively building cooperative relations led by industry and academia, and in February this year, representatives from the industrial and academic sectors of Japan and Thailand signed a Memorandum on Inauguration of the Japan-Thailand Smart Industrial Safety Consortium.

Against this background, on June 25th, METI and MOI held a Japan-Thailand Policy Dialog on Smarter Industrial Security In order to further enhance the safety and efficiency of plants and other facilities in Thailand through the use of AI, IoT, and other technologies, the two ministries agreed to continue technical cooperation in more practical terms.

2. Details of the cooperation under the MOC

Highlights of the cooperation include convening Japan-Thailand policy dialogs on smart industrial security, developing human resources in the field of smart industrial security, and support for the activities of the Japan-Thailand Smart Industrial Safety Consortium.

The cooperation based on this MOC is expected to contribute to continually enhancing the safety and efficiency of plants and other facilities in Thailand by taking advantage of AI, IoT, and other technologies.

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Division in Charge

Industrial Safety Division, Industrial and Product Safety Policy Group