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Two communication apps launch in Khon Kaen ‘smart city’ drive

Khon Kaen province has launched two apps to help improve communications between the government, local villagers and visitors.


The “Beyond Khon Kaen City” and “Beyond Muang Lao City” applications were introduced at a press conference on Saturday as part of the “smart city” digital-platform programme. Khon Kaen Governor Somsak Changtrakul, and Laos Consul-General to Thailand Bounsy Vongbouasy showed off the new apps at the Khon Kaen International Conference Centre.

The two apps were developed by Beyond Isan Gateway company, which is developing an open-platform digital information gateway for Khon Kaen, Udon Thani, and Laos. That gateway would allow government agencies and private companies to access a common database. It would enable the government to better communicate information to users, and help integrate services at government agencies and private companies through a common database.

The Digital Economy Promotion Agency’s (DEPA) lower northeastern region office and Khon Kaen province are overseeing development of smart city digital platforms that aim to improve communication and collect data that can be analysed to help guide strategic policy and economic development.

The provincial governor told the media that the digital-platform programme would help Khon Kaen become a smart city and a global city in the future.

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