President vows to boost development of smart cities

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/02/21
By: Chung Jung-feng and Elaine Hou

Taipei, Feb. 21 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) pledged Tuesday that the

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文, front center)

government will make every effort to boost the development of smart cities in Taiwan and will work closely with local governments to improve the quality of life for the people, at the opening of the 2017 Smart City Summit and Expo.

There are all kinds of possibilities in the development of smart cities, she said, adding that through the framework of the Internet of Things (IoT) that will help collect big data in various areas, the government will be able to better address transportation, public security, public health and pollution issues.

Meanwhile, long-term care, food safety management systems, energy efficiency and disaster monitoring are areas upon which the government should focus when developing smart cities, she said.    [FULL  STORY]

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