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The director of World Smart Sustainable Cities Organisation (WeGO), Albert Graves, from South Korea, said that the organisation has been working all around the world in specialised areas related to smart bins, smart parking, smart traffic management system, air pollution monitoring and smart lighting.

Speaking to this daily, Graves informed that on an average they have invested one lakh dollars in different spheres whether it is smart parking or smart bins or smart lighting under Koika a year, and will continue with it for long or detach from the project if it is not going smoothly.

“It’s an international platform to improve the quality of life, innovate in the delivery of public services, and strengthen regional competitiveness” he pointed out.

Graves said, the World Smart Sustainable Cities Organisation (WeGO) established by 50 founding member cities in 2010, is an international association of city and other local governments, smart tech solution providers, and national and regional institutions committed to the transformation of cities into smart sustainable cities.

He said that the organisation is based in South Korea with regional offices in East Asia (Chengdu, China), Eurasia (Ulyanovsk Region, Russia) Latin America (Mexico City, Mexico and the Mediterranean (Beyoglu), Turkey). With 100 members around the world, WeGO serves as their international platform to improve the quality of life, innovate in the delivery of public services, and strengthen regional competitiveness.

Under Smart cities network partnership established in 2018 with 26 pilot cities from the 10 ASEAN member states, is an international, interurban platform for cities to work together towards smarter and more sustainable cities across the region, he added.

“In 2019, it undertook a series of activities to support ASCN cities through matchmaking with partners, consultants, and solution providers, though a workshop for knowledge sharing and a mayoral conference with signing ceremonies for partnerships,’’ he said.

In the coming year, WeGO will continue its support for the network and stakeholders for the implementation of Smart City action plan.

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Quelle/Source: The Navhind Times, 08.03.2020

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