Thailand to propose three cities to the ASEAN Smart Cities Network
Bangkok, Phuket and Sri Racha smart city projects will be proposed at ASCN meeting in August
Thailand will propose three of its cities as smart city projects at the upcoming ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) meeting.
The cities of Bangkok, Phuket and Sri Racha will be proposed for endorsement at the meeting, which takes place in August, the Bangkok Post reports.
The ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) is a collaborative platform to support smart city development in the ASEAN by facilitating cooperation on smart city development, catalysing bankable projects with the private sector, and securing funding and support from ASEAN's external partners.
The Inaugural Meeting of the ASCN took place in July 2018.
Thailand will propose the three cities with different focus areas for developing smart city projects, with Phuket focused on tourism, Sri Racha as a centre for innovation, and Bangkok focused on mobility, particularly the use of Bang Sue station as a mobility hub.
Representatives of 26 cities attended an ASCN round table meeting in Thailand to draft the proposals, which will be endorsed at the ASCN Conference and Exhibition to be held in Bangkok from 22-24 August.