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Bangkok (People's Daily) - Together with China’s Digital Belt and Road (DBAR) program, Thailand will establish a pioneering center to address the Sustainable Development Goals in connection with the global Belt and Road initiative.
The DBAR International Center of Excellence on Integrated Climate Change, Disaster Risk, and Environmental Research and Capacity Building (DBAR ICoE-Bangkok) will be launched on Tuesday in Bangkok.
The Belt and Road initiative’s extensive geographical scope requires research and monitoring capacity that can address a vast array of development issues. To accomplish this, Chinese scientists established the DBAR program in 2016 together with experts from more than 20 countries and international organizations. DBAR’s international centers of excellence will promote global sharing of expertise, knowledge, technologies and data through Earth observation and big Earth data from satellites and other sources.
Eight international centers of excellence have been nominated to date, including in Finland, Italy, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Thailand, the US and Zambia. DBAR ICoE-Bangkok will be the first of the eight centers to be launched.