Brunei participates in 3rd ASEAN-Japan Smart Cities Network Meeting

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3rd ASEAN-Japan Smart Cities Network High Level Meeting was held to discuss urbanization

Bandar Seri Begawan, 20 October 2021 (TDI): The Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Transport and Info-communications (MTIC); Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Haji Mohammad Yusof hosted a meeting. He co-chaired the 3rd ASEAN-Japan Smart Cities Network High-Level Meeting. The two days meeting was virtual. Haji Mohammad Nazri represented Brunei.

Japanese Vice-Minister for Land, Infrastructure and Hokkaido Development, Ishida Masaru was a co-chair in the meeting, as well.

Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Info-communications (MTIC) Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Haji Mohammad Yusof and Vice-Minister for Land, Infrastructure and Hokkaido Development, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan Ishida Masaru

The meeting was a part of the International Conference on Sustainable, Resilient Cities and Transport. The 3rd ASEAN-Japan Smart Cities Network meeting was hosted by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism of Japan.

The representative of Brunei said that rapid worldwide urbanization is leading to novel challenges. The advent of the Covid-19 pandemic has deteriorated the world’s situation increasing digitization. He underscored that such platforms are paramount for ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) members. The world should learn from Japan’s experiences for smart and sustainable urbanization.

Haji Mohammad Nazri lauded the efforts of Japanese Government to support ASEAN. Japan introduced the concept of Smart City. Brunei Darussalam is reassessing smart city initiatives to explore in the future.

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