On 9th July 2020, Mr. Kriangyos Sudlabha, Deputy Governor of Bangkok, presided over the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding regarding the cooperation on the project to develop Rattanakosin Island to push forward the smart city scheme between Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and Silpakorn University. This aims to push ahead with plan to make “Bangkok Smart City” under the concept of sustainable livable city with close cooperation and participation with communities and related agencies.
The project on the development of Rattanakosin Island to push forward the smart city scheme is the setting of framework and prototype for smart city development using Rattanakosin Island as study area. This is also the creation of cooperation network among Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), Silpakorn University, the people, and other related organizations and agencies. The project is implemented in the inner Rattankosin Island that is surrounded by water on the eastern side to the canals around the city or Ong Ang Canal and Bang Lamphu Canal, starting from the foot of Phra Pokklao Bridge to the north to Chao Phraya River at Phra Sumen Fort and from the west to Chao Phraya River.
The BMA provides support in terms of the area for the development work or public areas under the responsibility of BMA, facilitates coordination with the people and other agencies/organizations, and supports the disclosure of information collected by the BMA. As for other information beyond its authority, the BMA will help coordinate with other agencies/organizations who possess the information on a case by case basis. Anyhow, the disclosure of information must not be contrary to laws.
Silpakorn University will conduct study and research, analyze and give advice on the development of digital technology, innovation, and knowledge for the provision of public services and development of the BMA’s operation regarding smart city development.