Singapore and Shenzhen strengthen smart city initiative

Projects relating to AI, digital solutions and talent are among those agreed as part of the city-state and Chinese city’s joint smart city initiative.

Singapore’s Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) have inked eight memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with key partners from the Chinese city of Shenzhen and launched 14 new joint smart city-related projects.

They were announced at the 4th Singapore-China (Shenzhen) Smart City Initiative (SCI) Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) meeting.

Smart city collaboration

Eight MoUs were signed at the sidelines of the SCI JIC meeting in Shenzhen to promote collaborations in a range of sectors including artificial intelligence (AI), innovation and talent exchange.

The meeting, co-chaired by Singapore permanent secretary for communications and information, Joseph Leong, and mayor of Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government, Qin Weizhong, also introduced 14 joint projects in emerging areas such as AI and sustainability. Notable projects include the use of AI for logistics in e-commerce, green energy storage, smart rehabilitation care, and smart city solutions.

To-date, a total of 43 projects have been initiated and 29 MoUs have been signed at SCI JIC meetings.

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