Due to faster urbanization, people are going to reside in villages more than in towns by the year 2040-45. Aiming to make current and future residents’ living standard more flexible, Smart City has to be established enhancing the technological usage in all the civic-service related sectors including electricity, transport, health, water and waste management. We need the technological expansion in rural areas too, besides in towns, as the discussants stated in a discussion regarding business related ideas of Smart City establishment. The discussion was organized by the business personnel’s leading association Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) and supported by Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF).
Chairman of URP Department in Jahangirnagar University (JU) Prof. Akhter Mahmud delivered the keynote speech in the program. In his speech, he mainly focused on the concept of Smart City and the existing Traffic System and infrastructure of Dhaka.
ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak also attended the discussion through video conference and applauded the initiatives taken by FBCCI. He also hoped that the recommendations raised from the discussion would be proved supportive for the infrastructure of Dhaka and other cities as well.