Ii is really commendable that Thailand which was a country only known for its beaches , food and the popular Thai massage is now emerging as a Electronics manufacturing hub.
When somebody's daily bread depends upon something , the strength to fight against all odds automatically comes. So it shows that for Thailand , the electronics industry is slowly becoming its backbone industry.
I also had similar questions about how the prices of disks and memory will be affected now that the crisis after flood is over. Since disks and memory are primary components in many other finished electronic products, we may also see a dip in their prices if disks and memory become cheaper.
"So it shows that for Thailand , the electronics industry is slowly becoming its backbone industry"
@Prabhakar: I think it greatly shows the commitment of the government and their dedication towards improving the economy through the electronics industry. Although tourism has a major share in Thailand's economy, the government is not content with it. They want to see the electronics industry growing and lifting the economy.
Its always good to hear about about role of ASEAN countries in electronics industry as many of their contributions are overshadowed by the likes of Japan and China. It needs to appreciated that efforts are being made to diversify the supply-side of electronic components. However, its more important to take flood-prevention measures as these can hamper the growth process year in year out.
Thailand is the 20th most populous country of the world hence it has a large human resource pool. Therefore, relying solely on tourism wont help the cause so government is rightly, not content with the dependancy on tourism.
I agree, the tourism business will not suffice to provide good living conditions for all the Taiwanese population and it is an imperative that they find other revenue sources. Good for them they have well recovered from the flood disaster.
With most of Europe wrapped up in depressing austerity measures it is a breath of fresh air to see Thailand positively investing and consuming on all fronts and growing itself out of a tough situation. I wish Europe would do a bit more of this.
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