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Wednesday, 27.09.2023
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Borongan City in Eastern Samar took a major step towards becoming a Smart City after the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), in collaboration with the Isabela State University (ISU)-Cauayan Campus and Cauayan City government, conducted a Smart City Assessment and Roadmap Formulation from May 10 to 13.

The three-day event aimed to harness smart and sustainable technologies and practices in the country.

The assessment is also geared to address science and technology challenges in the city, improve the quality of life, and create new opportunities for economic development towards smart and sustainable development.

It was likewise the result of the iSCENE2023 that offers other regions in the country the chance to implement and adopt various smart and sustainable initiatives.

Borongan Mayor Jose Ivan Dayan Agda expressed optimism that the implementation of the project would promote good governance and transparency.

"Technology adaptation will make public service more efficient and will make civil servants more accountable to the people they serve," he said.

Agda cited the importance of the agriculture sector in the city and the potential for the Smart City initiative to contribute to its growth and development.

He said the Dukwag Agriculture Mapping Project, a unique addition to the Smart City initiative, aims to create a comprehensive database of the city's agricultural resources, including land use and soil analysis, to help farmers make informed decisions and improve their yields.

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Autor(en)/Author(s): Marie Tonette M. Marticio

Quelle/Source: Manila Bulletin, 14.05.2023

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