Visiting Thailand for Sharing Soil and Water Conservation Technologies and Industry Exchange

The delegation was led by Mr. Tien-Yin Chou (Director of the GIS Research Center at Feng Chia University, and the President of Taiwan Association of Disaster Prevention Industry), and the members included representatives from EasyMap Digital Technology, Focus Intelligence Technology, SkyEyes GPS Technology, Chinese Soil And Water Conservation Society , Sinotech Engineering Consultants, HEX Safety, and JABEZ Message, along with Mr. Chen-yang Lee (Director General of SWCB) and other staffs of SWCB. The delegation was arranged to meet relevant governmental units in Thailand, specifically in the fields of soil and water conservation and disaster prevention. The companies including ESSAGE, along with the Director Chen-yang Lee and the colleagues of Soil and Water Conservation Bureau, went to Thailand for exchange, and the university-industry-government delegation was arranged to visit Thailand's governmental units of soil and water conservation and disaster prevention; the cooperation theme (disaster prevention, earth sciences, climate change, soil and water conservation and rural revitalization) is the common issues of New Southbound Countries.

Taking photos with the representatives from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation

Taiwan's government pushes the New Southbound Policy. The delegation visited Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand first and then visited Chulalongkorn University for international exchange for New Southbound water and soil conservation and slope disaster prevention. Next, they visited the Department of Public Works, Town & Country Planning and the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) which was established under Ministry of Interior in 2002, and DDPM is responsible for disaster management and coordination with disaster prevention departments, and through the exchange, the delegation can further understand Thailand’s needs for disaster prevention and Mr. Chen-yu Chen (Deputy Chief Engineer of SWCB also shared the slope disaster prevention and treatment and soil sand disaster management strategical method and explain them in the aspects of disaster prevention, reduction and evacuation. Finally, Mr. Tien-ying Chou reported the disaster prevention monitoring technology which is developed through university-industry-government cooperation. This technology integrates disaster prevention information of the governmental units through sensor internet of thing to develop the disaster prevention platform, and real-time information and site disaster prevention videos can be sent through websites and mobile Apps, the latest disaster information can be obtained through UAV to analyze videos of different periods, and 3D technology is also combined to show post-disaster results to provide reference for Thailand government. Both sides were active in the exchange.

Visiting Chulalongkorn University

Visiting Department of Public Works, Town & Country Planning

Visiting Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation

Besides the government and universities, Taiwan's companies such as EasyMap Digital Technology, Focus Intelligence Technology, SkyEyes GPS Technology, HEX Safety, and Taiwan Association of Disaster Prevention Industry Secutech joined Secutech Thailand. Secutech Thailand is the most influential safety trade fair in Southeast Asia. It was held at Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre and attracted about 8000-15000 visitors. The visitors of the Secutech Thailand were mainly from government departments, polices, fire protection, civil defense, embassies, military units or related utilities such as transportation companies, airports, universities and research institutions. The frequency of inquiry about Taiwan's exhibitors was very high. Many VIP Tour members visited booth of Focus Intelligence Technology to understand observation station equipment, and were interested in fleet monitoring system of the SkyEyes GPS Technology, even the Vice Premier and Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology visited booth of EasyMap Digital Technology to understand UAV defense system and discuss the future cooperation opportunities and leave contact information, and the exchange effect was good.

Attending Secutech Thailand

Vice Premier and Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology visited booth of EasyMap Digital Technology to see UAV defense system operation

VIP Tour visits the booth of Focus Intelligence Technology

Tour is interested in fleet monitoring system of SkyEyes GPS Technology

The soil and water conservation cooperation with New Southbound countries can be expended through implementation of government policies, and meanwhile developing soil and water conservation industry requires promotion by universities, industries and the government and integration of various resources and professional fields; the soil and water conservation and slope industry resources, safety monitoring technologies and rural environment education can be exported for exchanges to expand cooperation opportunities and technical export channels, and assist the home industries in expanding New Southbound opportunities.