Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva wants Thailand to be the creative centre of Asean industry, with the value of creative industry products to rise from 12 per cent to 20 per cent of gross domestic product by 2012.
“The government recognises the importance of creative industries combining the country’s cultural assets with technologyl and innovation to come up with products with distinctive features,” the prime minister said at a seminar on creative industries on Monday morning.
“These products will bring about sustainable development and allow Thailand to be a country of thinkers,” he said.
The government planned to set up a new state agency responsible for overseeing creative industry within six months. (Bangkok Post)
State agency for creative industry ?? !
That’s a hell of an oxymoron ! 😉
As for the “Country of thinkers”, well… we will rather have snow next december in Bangkok.
Enough of those pathetic PR stunts. Thailand deserves better.
Abhisit ? Change, Yes We Can’t. Sure.
The poor guy is totally burned out.
The whole project is such a joke…
Government agencies and private companies have flooded the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) with proposals aimed at winning financial support under the government’s “Creative Economy” programme, with the combined value of the proposals having already reached twice the scheme’s budget.
“Even a fat-free pork sausage-maker has applied for a piece of the budget,” said a Commerce Ministry source who works on the budget-allocation team.
One reason for the huge number of proposals, the source said, is a misunderstanding of the concept behind the government’s “Creative Economy; Creative Thailand” policy. (Nation)
“Fat-free pork sausage-marker” ? “Misunderstanding” ?
Everything is said. 😉