Alibaba Ties Thailand To Online Commerce

Thailand and Alibaba have signed a letter of intent to cooperate on initiatives to develop e-commerce in the country—from providing training to small and mid-sized companies and individuals to exploring ways to enhance the country’s logistics capabilities to support Thailand 4.0 and Digital Economy strategies.

The agreement covers four key areas. First is e-commerce training for 30,000 Thai SMEs to aid their access to both domestic and international e-commerce platforms.

Second, Thailand and Alibaba will collaborate to create a nationwide People and Talent Development Program, which aims to train around 10,000 individuals to become proficient in digital technology.

Third, Alibaba and Lazada will contribute to the development of the country’s supply chain and logistics systems by sharing their experience and expertise with Thailand Post, in a bid to expand the coverage of domestic delivery services to all provinces across Thailand.

Finally, Alibaba and the Thai government will explore cooperation opportunities under the Eastern Economic Corridor Development project and help establish Thailand as a hub of digital technology and regional data centers in Southeast Asia.

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