Thailand’sdramatic economic growth has caused many environmental problems. The countryfaces the problem of air and water pollution, declining numbers of wildlife,deforestation, soil erosion, water scarcity and waste. Other issues areexhaustion of the natural resources and the degradation of environment.Inaddition, the climate change has provoked the problems which cause heavilyimpacts on agricultural manufacturing and poverty.
The ineffective solutionsand the conflicts between environmental conservation and economic developmentmake this situation get worse. However, Thailand’s food production developspropitiously even facing natural difficulties.The groundin Bangkok is sinking about three centimetres a year. Built on a soft claysilt, subsidence is exacerbated by excessive industrial groundwater pumps andthe weight of huge buildings. According to the National Reform Council ofThailand (NRC), if there is no emergency action, Bangkok could be submerged by2030 due to the combination of rising sea levels, underground waterexploitation, and the weight of the city buildings. Environmentalperformance index is ranked 78/178. According to Water Project, Thailand mightface the water scarcity by 2025.
This will consequence in the decrease ofagriculture production. Hence, the country has to start to map out a long-termplan in order to solve these challenges. A sufficient water management shouldbe implemented in Thailand and focused on handling with flood and droughtproblems. Figure 9 Solutions from Environmnetal Democracy Index 1 Educationalbusiness environmentThegovernment provides children with free education for a minimum period of 12years and children are mandated to attend for at least 9 of these 12 years. In 2013,the Vocational Education Commission of Thailand established an InternationalCareer Training Collaboration Center that aims together with ASEAN countries todevelop and improve the quality of vocational education in Thailand. The centeris responsible for facilitating the exchange of vocational teachers at allvocational schools, especially in ASEAN countries.
It also plays the importantrole in developing Thailand into a regional vocational training center.Thailand isrunning its plan in which the education system trains its students in order tomeet the demands of the ASEAN labor market. The plan calls for nationalstandards assessment frameworks at both the vocational and tertiary level andhas been unanimously adopted by the ASEAN member countries.TheAssociation of Private Vocational Schools in Thailand has coordinated with itsASEAN counterparts to establish a career education council since early 2014.The association will promote the exchange of personnel and technology toDeveloping vocational education standards in vocational schools in ASEANcountries.ASEANmembers have asserted that benchmarking frameworks at both the national andregional levels are good tools to support single economies and will only beuseful if they are used and linked to a quality assurance system. The nationalbenchmarking framework of Thailand will include the examination of skills for200-300 occupations.
It will connect with the academic achievement of bothformal and semi-formal learners.TheMinistry of Education of Thailand has begun a circular to instruct agencies,departments and sectors under their supervision to carry out eight urgent tasksrequired to make Thailand an international education center. ASEAN region.
ThaiEducation Minister Puangpet Chunlaiad said the ministry’s first task was todevelop students’ skills in English and the languages ??of their neighbors. Thesecond task is to provide students with knowledge of ASEAN at all levels. Thethird task is to further improve the quality and standards of education. Toachieve this goal, the education standards assessment framework will beimplemented in a way that prepares students for credits that can be transformedwithin the ASEAN region. 2 conclusion To sum up,Thai Lan has proved itself as a developing and potential market and become oneof the most attractive destination to investors. The PESTEE analysis above hasindicated both strong and weak points in this market.
Thailand’soutstanding characteristics are not only in the favour of nature, but also inthe pro-activeness of economic expansion, skilled workforce, positive supportfrom the government in the foreign investment projects. Although Thailand stillhas some drawbacks in its development, it will be a lever for the country’seffort and the potential for investors to create smart business solutions.