His Majesty King Rama V, the Father of Thai Logistics

 
There are no clear records of when Thailand began to have in place a logistics system. However, during the reign of King Rama V, Thailand was recognized for many of its developments, thanks to the vision of His Majesty the King, who laid the foundation for the basic infrastructure for Siam (as the kingdom was known back then) after he had come back from a European tour in the year 1897.
 
The basic infrastructure system put in place by His Majesty includes the following:
  1. Irrigation and transportation systems: the construction of rail tracks, roads, canals, water gates, dams, reservoirs, which helped to facilitate transportation and commerce
  2. Water transportation system: the digging of canals such as the Paseecharoen Canal, the Damnoen Saduak Canal, the construction of embankments, land management reforms
  3. Train system: the first train traveled from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima province
  4. Basic infrastructure: tap water, electricity, trams, cars
  5. Communication: postal services, telegraph, telephone, radio telegraph
 
His royal initiatives have laid a foundation and paved way for Thailand’s logistics industry. Thus, it is no surprise His Majesty is lauded as the Father of Thai Logistics.
 
Source : http://www.ail.or.th/main/readarticle.php?article_id=23
 
There are no clear records of when Thailand began to have in place a logistics system. However, during the reign of King Rama V, Thailand was recognized for many of its developments, thanks to the vision of His Majesty the King, who laid the foundation for the basic infrastructure for Siam (as the kingdom was known back then) after he had come back from a European tour in the year 1897.
 
The basic infrastructure system put in place by His Majesty includes the following:
  1. Irrigation and transportation systems: the construction of rail tracks, roads, canals, water gates, dams, reservoirs, which helped to facilitate transportation and commerce
  2. Water transportation system: the digging of canals such as the Paseecharoen Canal, the Damnoen Saduak Canal, the construction of embankments, land management reforms
  3. Train system: the first train traveled from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima province
  4. Basic infrastructure: tap water, electricity, trams, cars
  5. Communication: postal services, telegraph, telephone, radio telegraph
 
His royal initiatives have laid a foundation and paved way for Thailand’s logistics industry. Thus, it is no surprise His Majesty is lauded as the Father of Thai Logistics.
 
Source : http://www.ail.or.th/main/readarticle.php?article_id=23
 
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