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On 16 June 2015, the ICT Federation of Cambodia (ICTF) organised a Smart City workshop at the Soma Tower. The vision of this Smart City project is to build a new town on an area of approximately 60 hectares on a few kilometers outside of Phnom Penh. The concept of this city is to make extensive use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in order to facilitate economic development, enhance performance and convenience, achieve better cost efficiency, optimize resource consumption, engage actively with citizens, and advance Cambodia to the digital age.
Around 20 participants from private sectors attended the session, including members from the ICT Federation, Soma Group, Property Development, Planer, Investor, Architect, and Technology providers.
After an introduction by the ICT Federation of Cambodia, Mr Chong Choon Jeng, representative for Cisco Cambodia, started introducing how connected smart cities are. He mentioned that the Internet is everything in building a lot of ecosystem in smart cities, but 99% of the world is still not yet fully connected. Below are the infrastructure managements in a smart city:
- Smart traffic: detecting incidents early and responding to them effectively makes for safer roads, less congestion, and smoother traffic flow. The solution provides insight into urban traffic patterns so that traffic authorities can make better decisions and long-term plans.
- Smart parking: provides citizens with real-time information about available parking. The solution gathers and delivers the data by combining the foundational Smart+Connected City Wi-Fi infrastructure with IP cameras, sensors, and smartphone apps.
- Smart Public safety: The Cisco Smart+Connected City Safety and Security solution helps protect cities against crime, terrorism, and civil unrest. It helps law enforcement monitor public areas, analyze patterns, and track incidents and suspects, enabling quicker response. By combining information from video surveillance cameras, social media, citizen reports, and other sensors, the solution provides a richer view of urban safety.
- Smart street lighting: Use Smart+Connected City Multi-Sensor to reduce energy consumption, cost, and maintenance in lighting system in the city.
- Smart Waste Management: Use sensors installed in on-street waste containers, allowing them to signal when they become full or emit odors beyond a set threshold for optimized pickup routes and on-demand rather than default scheduling. They can communicate with the situation room via the City Wi-Fi network to signal damage or other conditions.
- Smart environmental monitoring: utilize sensors to assist in environmental protection by monitoring air or water quality atmospheric or soil conditions.
Learn more about a smart city in Barcelona in the video below!
After the presentation, participants wrapped up the session with discussion and feedback.