Astana, Kazakhstan, Nov. 20
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Astana plans to rank first in the world's "smart cities" ranking, Akim (Mayor) of Astana Adilbek Zhaksybekov said at the "Smart Astana-2014" conference Nov. 19.
"President Nazarbayev set a task to build and improve Astana as a "smart" city, which meets all international standards," he said. "I was told that Toronto ranks first in the ranking. Astana ranks 21st now. As our climate conditions are similar, our task is to share the first place with Toronto. I hope we will achieve this."
The mayor expressed confidence that Astana will be an advanced, intelligent, innovative city in the world.
"All resources will be used for this," he said. "The processes will be innovative, while technologies - available to all layers of the population.
"The measures and real projects will testify to the growth potential and provide people with an opportunity to use better services," he said.
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