SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, May 29, 2018 – Seoul has retained the “no.1 electronic government” in the world since 2003. Seoul’s knowhow in smart city will be reflected in the mid and long term city development plan of Manila (the capital of Philippines) with 12 million population. As the chair city of World Smart Sustainable City Organization (WeGO), Seoul has continuously shared its knowhow in smart city with 130 cities in the world. Over 1,000 people have visited Seoul to benchmark Seoul’s smart city since 2015.
The Seoul city government announced that it will make a visit to Manila for 3 nights and 4 days from May 29th (Tue) to June 1st (Fri) upon the invitation of the MMDA to share with the city of Manila about Seoul’s knowhow and examples of developing a smart city.
Seoul city government officials introduce its smart city model including high-speed information and communications network which is a core infrastructure of smart city Seoul, public Wi-Fi, integrated CCTV control center and intelligent cyber security system. The bilateral government officials will have a discussion for cooperation. To address the chronic issues such as traffic jam and air quality in Manila, they will discuss how to adopt Seoul’s smart technology such as the high-speed information and communication network (e-SeoulNet, u-SeoulNet) and Intelligent Transport System (ITS).
Seoul delegation will also visit Manila’s operation control center to analyze its communications infrastructure and systems. Seoul cooperates with the MMDA for the smart city project and shares its own experiences of overcoming the hurdles in smart city effort. By doing so, the Seoul city government delivers its willingness to cooperate to help Manila solve its various urban problems through smart city solutions.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government will also help the SAPCON member companies introduce their technology and competitive edge so that Korean outstanding ICT companies can find the global opportunities. The SAPCON is the organization where 6 institutions including the city of Seoul and Korea Smart Card share the information and pursue cooperation for the entry into the global market.