Meeting with Mr. Li Yiping, Vice President of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Shanghai Committee
On 22 February 2019, Mr. Li Yiping, Vice President of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Shanghai Committee met with Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Acting Minister of Science and Technology, Thailand at Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST). On that occasion, TISTR representatives namely Mr. Phanasindh Paitekul, Railway and Transportation Technology Testing and Development Laboratory and Ms. Pimprapai Supornrat, International Relations Division participated in the meeting.
Both sides discussed and mentioned to pursue collaboration on various issues e.g. (1) Smart City that related to rail system and connectivity One Belth, One Road (OBOR), (2) EEC and EECi that Shanghai was invited to match the collaboration between companies, universities, or institutes. EEC is promoted by Thai government as a hub of development in the next 20 years, and to consolidate connection with CLMV and OBOR. The Minister also mentioned the other potential areas for collaboration with Shanghai on aviation, aerospace, digital, and science museum. Both sides agreed to use CAS Innovation Cooperation Center (Bangkok) as a platform of further work.