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Thailand Launches New Facility for Geoinformatics Development
Source: futuregov.asia
Source Date: Thursday, December 06, 2012
Focus: Internet Governance
Country: Thailand
Created: Dec 10, 2012

Thailand’s Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) has launched a new facility called ‘Space Krenovation Park (SKP) to further enhance the development of country’s geo-informatics and space technology.

The SKP is located at the Thaichote Satellite Control Station in Chon Buri province.

GISTDA Executive Director Dr Anond Snidvongs said during the opening ceremony of the SKP that the agreement to forge alliances between Thai and foreign geo-informatics and space technology entrepreneurs was signed to support related research, develop innovative and add value to relevant products and businesses such as spare parts for space missions, batteries, mapping, high resolution satellite images, as well as a centre for the development of potential geo-informatics and space technology in ASEAN.

The SKP comprises of seven main sections including satellite control unit, geo-informatics centre for ASEAN, a facility to provide knowledge and training to private entrepreneurs who are keen to enter this business, a rent space for private sector to conduct research on relevant product development.
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