ICT infrastructure to be available nationwide in 5 years

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BANGKOK, Aug 4- Thailand’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ministry was set to make the ICT infrastructure accessible to Thai people across the country within five years under the so-called ‘Smart Thailand’ policy.

Addressing the public on the government’s weekly TV and Radio programme “Yingluck Government meets the People,” ICT Minister Anudith Nakornthap said that the ICT ministry was developing the high-speed internet networks.

The ministry also targeted that the ICT infrastructure, also referred to as the electronic highway, will be available to Thai people countrywide within five years, with the intention that the users will be able to access the infrastructure equally and with reasonable prices.

Meanwhile, Gp Capt Anudith projected that the high-speed internet network services will be reached by users in 80 per cent of country by 2015.

The minister said only 12 per cent of the population had such access to the internet when Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra took post last year.