Thammasat University organizes Thammasat EECmd Vision, “Now and Next” event to drive “Eastern Economic Corridor Medical Center of the Thammasat University, Pattaya Campus (EECmd)” by signing a memorandum of understanding with 25 leading medical and engineering organizations both from the public and private sectors. The event also showcases technological potential and state-of-the-art health innovations at Puey Ungphakorn Centenary Hall and Park, Thammasat University, Rangsit Campus.
Assoc. Prof. Gasinee Witoonchart, Rector of Thammasat University said that the EECmd project is one of the visions of Thammasat University to promote the digital economy, innovation, medical and health-related body of knowledge under the goal of “Better Future, Beyond Boundaries”, ready to go beyond the borders of higher education institutions, aiming for a new compass to develop the country and reduce social inequality, driving EECmd on the area of 585 rai of Thammasat University, Pattaya Campus to become a Medical Hub, Smart City and Smart Campus.
Assoc. Prof. Kammal kumar Pawa, M.D., Vice Rector for Administration (Pattaya Campus) said that the implementation of the EECmd project, Thammasat University, Pattaya Campus is divided into 4 main zones, namely education, economic promotion, services and accommodation. Within the area, there are plans to develop various structures such as advanced medical research institutes, digital hospitals, wellness health resort, senior living and a large sports complex connecting world’s leading Health Tech group investments.
Dr. Kanis Saengsuphan, Secretary-General of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Policy Committee, said that the EECmd area of Thammasat University, Pattaya Campus is one of the high potential Eastern Economic Corridors (EECs) to elevate Thailand into a bioeconomy, driving health and wellbeing business innovation, which is considered as one of the 12 target industries of the EEC that is in line with the government’s policy to direct Thailand into a Medical Hub.
Ms. Atcharin Pattanaphanchai, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society said that the EECmd project, Thammasat University, Pattaya Campus is in line with the government’s policy to push 10 target industries as a mechanism to drive the economy for the future in the government’s development of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) and Thailand 4.0 Policy. It is apparent that the Medical Hub industry is one of the industries of the future (New S-Curve) or New Engine of Growth with a strategic plan in driving to build connections with regional economies, upgrade health and public health services, and develop personnel and standards to become an internationally recognized service center.