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The Introduction Of Thailand 4.0 To The World

When a coup occurred in Thailand four years ago, the military junta which is the National Council for Peace and Order or NCPO took over the country. Ever since the takeover, the nation was led by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. While not many will agree with the takeover, the country has surely benefited from it with the development it has undergone. Tourism is booming in the country and businesses such as restaurants serving international cuisine in Rayong are booming with the economy.

Two years ago, the military government announced that it is planning an economic initiative called Thailand 4.0. This will focus on making the industry ready for the 4.0 model wherein the Thais will be free from setting with middle-income. This can be accomplished by turning the country into a high-income one within five years after the start of the Thailand 4.0.

While there are many roadblocks along the way before the country can reach Thailand 4.0, study has proven that the nation is on the right track. Asia IoT Business Platform conducted a survey last year which revealed that companies in the nation have the highest possibilities of developing and using IoT technology.

The survey revealed that 89 per cent of firms in the country are on their way to IoT, in Malaysia 86 per cent of companies are ready and 83 per cent in Indonesia. Philippines got 80 per cent while Vietnam scored 79 per cent. As per the Asia IoT Business Platform, Thailand is expected to spend 1,600 more times on their IoT when 2020 comes.

According to the Thai Embedded Systems Association’s committee member, PornchaiPruksaratananon, Thailand is one of the leading markets in Southeast Asia. The goal of the country is to improve it by strengthening infrastructure as well as connectivity. Big potential is exuded by Thailand and it could give technological support as well as do more for the country to grow through technology.

Based on the master plan created for Thailand 4.0, they are going to develop three of the cities in the country which includes KhonKaen, Chiang Mai and Phuket. These cities will have to rival international cuisine in Rayong in order to attract more tourists as part of the 4.0 initiative.


MOH Asking Public Regarding Decision About High-Sugar Drinks

Students are subjected to the temptation of sugary drinks wherever they go from their school, Chinese tuition agency and any other learning institution. According to the Ministry of Health or MOH, they are mulling about making Singapore the very first country in the planet to ban high sugar content drinks. This is another way for the government to reduce the high sugar intake of every resident in the country since it is the leading reason why people suffer diabetes and obesity.

Now the public opinion is needed by the MOH as well as the Health Promotion Board whether they should ban the sales of drinks with high sugar content such as soda beverages, 3-in-1-mixes and fruit juices, cordials and yogurt drinks.

The main focus is geared towards these drinks because an average person in the country consumes 12 teaspoons of sugar and half of this amount is coming from high-sugar content drinks. One in every four brand of sugar-sweetened drinks has 5.5 teaspoons of sugar and some are even worse than that.

The MOH is currently fishing for public feedback regarding four topics – the first is that they will prohibit the sales of high-sugar drinks, high sugary drinks will have single or tiered tax, labeling for sugar content should be placed on the front as mandate and there should be no advertisements of any form regardless of platforms when it comes to high-sugary drinks.

As of writing, there is already a ban in place by Singapore which means school canteens should not sell high-sugar beverages. A voluntary suggestion made by the organization is to use the Healthier Choice Symbol in order to determine which drinks are actually healthy.

In a recent statement coming from MOH, when a person consumers 250 ml of sugar loaded drinks they raise their chances of acquiring diabetes higher by 18 to 26 per cent. WHO backed that in order for the human to survive it is not necessary to consume sugar at all. Experts are supporting the ban from schools, Chinese tuition agencies and learning institutions.