Hong Kong smart city plan unveiled

Updated 2017-12-16 11:30:32 Xinhua

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government released a plan Friday to build Hong Kong into a world-class smart city.

The Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong maps out development plans for the next five years to enhance the effectiveness of city management and improve people's quality of living and Hong Kong's attractiveness and sustainability by making use of innovation and technology.

The plans cover six major areas, namely smart mobility, smart living, smart environment, smart people, smart government and smart economy.

Speaking at a press conference, Secretary for Innovation & Technology Nicholas Yang said the SAR government will provide an eID for citizens, which can ensure secure access to online transactions and services provided by public and private organisations using a single digital identity and authentication

New technology solutions will also be tested in a smart region living lab.

A steering committee on innovation & technology has started operation to steer development of IT and smart city projects.

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