NIMT at the “Thailand National Science and Technology Fair 2021” during 9 -19 November 2021

At IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi province on 10 November 2021, Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-O-Cha presided over the opening ceremony of “Thailand National Science and Technology Fair 2021” that was held during 9 – 19 November 2021. The fair was emphasized the extension of education opportunity, reducing inequality, developing young people to have the skills of the future, ready to bring knowledge “Science and Arts” create innovations to drive Thailand’s economy. There were 6 countries and 80 agencies from the public and privates sectors joining the fair. It was organized annually by the Ministry of Higher Education Science Research & Innovation (MHESI).

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-O-Cha presided over the opening ceremony (middle)

PM said, “Science is an important sector that is related to the educational system development. Moreover, learning is an important tool to build people for the future. So, they must not be limited to access to knowledge. The future world is huge with a wide range of knowledge. People can learn everywhere boundlessly. Technology and Innovation must be the basic of Thai people’s knowledge. It must be combined education in and out of the classroom continuously for all ages”

Adj. Prof. Dr. Anek Laothamatas, MHESI Minister

MHESI Minister Adj. Prof. Dr. Anek Laothamatas said, “Thailand National Science and Technology Fair 2021 is held under the concept of “Art-Science – Innovation and Creative Economy “BCG Model: Bio – Circular – Green Economy to communicate academic contents in accordance with outstanding policies consisting of Science Technology & Innovation creative thinking that is harmonized the aspect of Arts to be developing Thailand’s creative economy, and the holistic economic development of BCG Model, that is “Bio Circular Green Economy”. Including to celebrating the important event in the world’s science and society in 2021, that is “International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development”. The most important target of the fair is to fetch this fair to change the thinking system of Thai people. Let them be interested in science. Change their points of view that science is fun, exciting, worth-learning and tangible by varieties of learning to support activities. Throughout 15 years, Thailand National Science and Technology Fair has contributed to the creation of a scientific society, wisdom society to young men and people more than 15 million people who has been ever visited the fair across Thailand . It is the creation of a new culture for whom likes to seek knowledge. The fair creates way and style as hybrid watching. People can visit on-site or watch online. And it is hoped that Thai children and young people including Thai society that able to raise their level of knowledge, motivation, and build scientific culture in Thai society. In order to bring Thailand to the nation of science and innovation in the future”

This year, NIMT was exhibited on the theme “NQI develops Thai herb to the world”. It was orchestrated a story about National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) that supports herb safety chain to be a pilot study from Fha Talai Joen (Green chiretta or Andrographis paniculata). Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and health care trend by natural way and chemical avoidance. Hears become one of the natural material for health and wellness business sectors around the world. The Thai government recognizes a variety of opportunities to gain income to Thai agriculturists. It generates business returns to Thai entrepreneurs sustainably. NIMT sets policies to promote the herbal production chain at all levels from upstream, midstream to downstream. NQI will be one process to lift Thai herb, unlock business limits. NQI will be one of the processes to lift up Thai herb, unlock business limits, and build economic value added to Thailand. It leads to building standards and safety including to build consumer confidence and raise Thai herbal products to be sold in both domestic and abroad.

“NQI develops Thai herb to the world” is a project under the NQI development cooperation among NIMT, Phatum Thani Provincial Health Office , and Nong Sua hospital Ministry of Health to support Thai herbal development. There are 5 elements consisting of S : Standards, M : Metrology, A : Accreditation, C : Conformity Assessment and M : Market Surveillance. It is the NQI system that will be impelled Thai herbal market to the international trade sustainably. See the NQI system background in YouTube channel : (in Thai). NIMT exhibitions are fully available online at

Redaction: Natthaphon Jarat and Thanakporn Nontachart, International Relations Officer.

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