OKMD and TK Park

OKMD and TK Park

About OKMD - July 6, 2005
2Bangkok.com has previously mentioned TKPark, part of a government initiative to take learning to the people and bypass the hidebound academic institutions that refuse reform... as well as promote TRT initiatives.
Heavily promoted are foreign management gurus, an explanation of "Mr. Thaksin's Second Term Policy Priorities," and a contest emphasizing how important the building of mass transit is. The contest winner gets a copy of the book Prime Minister Thaksin: The Leader Who Inspires Thai People To Read For Reaching The Knowledge Based Society.
There is obviously a lot of money put into this endeavor and the TKPark facilities are heavily used and appreciated. All this is part of the Office of Knowledge Management and Development (OKMD).
The website explains: Thailand has figured out how to cope with this intense competition. Of course, Thailand will not opt for purchasing cutting-edge technology to enhance production capacity, and gain lower unit price. Thailand will not participate in a price cutting battles either. In stead, Thailand establishes an organization namely "Office of Knowledge Management and Development (OKMD)" to accomplish this task.
Here one can also learn about the "National Institute for Brain-Based Learning (NBL)"


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TK Park - March 21, 2005
TK Park is a trendy interactive library on the top floor of Central World Plaza teeming with children. The library is stuffed full of all the latest magazines, books, and plenty of net-connected computers.
From The TKPark Story: The search for and management of knowledge, information and technology, which are so varied and rapidly changing in the present world are the sources of inspiration for His Excellency Police Lieutenant Colonel Thaksin Chinawatra, the Prime Minister, to prepare Thailand as a knowledge-based society, which leads to the foundation of the Office of Knowledge Management and Development, OKMD (a public organization)...
The TKpark is originated from the desire to create “A lively library, which embraces continuous changes, with good and updated books. A library that will never die.” Its main objective is to promote genuine love and needs for reading and continuous learning for the Thai people...
The TKpark Working Group has made a research on the operations of ‘lively' libraries in various countries. It is all agreed that reading is a vital basis for learning, which is to be followed by practical activities to solidify the matters learnt...


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