Thailand, Alibaba Ink e-Commerce Training Pact

The Government of Thailand and Alibaba have agreed to work together to provide e-commerce training for Thai SMEs and individuals, while Alibaba will also be working with Thailand Post to help boost the country’s supply chain and logistics systems.

Thai and Alibaba officials pose after signing ceremony
Thai and Alibaba officials pose after signing ceremony

Thailand’s deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak and Alibaba Group’s executive chairman Jack Ma earlier this month signed of a Letter of Intent on the new agreement at Alibaba’s headquarters in Hangzhou, China.

Developing talents
Under the agreement, Alibaba and Lazada (its majority owned e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia) will help provide e-commerce training to 30,000 Thai SMEs.
Both parties will also collaborate on the creation of a nationwide People and Talent Development Program, which aims to train around 10,000 individuals so they can be proficient in digital technology.

Close cooperation
The two sides will also cooperate to “nurture” software developers who will be given access to the China market via Alibaba Cloud’s marketplace for their software apps creations.
The deal also calls for Alibaba and Lazada to contribute to the development of Thailand’s supply chain and logistics systems by sharing their experience and expertise with Thailand Post. A statement said that “Studies on Alibaba’s inventory management systems and international e-commerce fulfillment services will be undertaken by Thailand Post to gain insight into the establishment of bonded warehouses and fulfilment centers.”

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