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Thursday, 9 June 2016

Smart City: 2-day summit to help CCP adopt best practices

A two-day national summit on the theme ‘Smart Cities in the Era of Digital India’ will be held under the ‘Knowledge Exchange – Goa 2016’ programme in the city on June 10 and 11, with the top politicians and bureaucrats from most of the 33 cities selected under the Smart City Mission attending the same. City MLA and vice chairman of Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) Sidharth Kunkalienkar,
addressing a press conference on Wednesday, said that the particular event will serve as a platform for knowledge exchange between the key stakeholders, who are active in various fields of governance, urban development, education, health and finally, Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI). Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza, and Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana Mohammed Ali will attend the inaugural session, while representatives of at least 90 per cent of the cities selected under the Smart City Mission, including Commissioners of these cities and senior officials of respective governments would participate in various deliberations during the two days.The key topics that would be deliberated at the summit are Making India a smarter Nation: Opportunities and Challenges, Smart Cities: A way Forward, Ensuring Physical and Cyber Security in the Era of Smart Cities, Smart Healthcare, Smart Education, Integrating Smart Cities with AMRUT and Swacchh Bharat Mission, Best and Next Practices of Smart City and Digital India Solutions from Across India, and Importance of Private sector Undertakings in Nation Building. Speaking further, the city legislator said that the summit would largely help the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) in adopting best practices followed by other cities selected under the Smart City Mission. “Furthermore, the entire proceedings of the summit would be documented and send to the central government,” he informed, adding that new ideas, success stories and novel concepts are expected to be shared at the summit. The summit will have three components namely conference, magazine launch and exhibitions. The event would be organised by the state government and the GSIDC.

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