On January 18, 2021, Dr. Somsak Changtragul, Governor of Khon Kaen Province, was chair of the meeting in seeking of the representative applicant for depa Infrastructure Fund. In 2021, depa has allocated Infrastructure Fund under 2 projects: City Data Platform for health and emergency medicine Infrastructure. The government partners in the meeting included Khon Kaen Provincial Office, Khon Kaen Provincial Administrative Office, Khon Kaen Provincial Administrative Organization, Khon Kaen Municipality, Khon Kaen Statistics Office, and Khon Kaen University.
The meeting has agreed on the representative applicant that will be led by Khon Kaen Governor and applied by Khon Kaen Smart Living Lab, Khon Kaen University. Once granted from depa, all related governmental partners will be working together to drive the City Data Platform for health and emergency medicine Infrastructure.
Herein, both projects are planned to merged internationally under K-City Program of Korean government, which Khon Kaen Province is 1 among 12 cities winning out of 80 cities around the world. K-City Program is known as the capacity building program for smart mobility concept supported by Korean government.