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FUJAIRH, 22nd November, 2022 (WAM) - Held under the theme "Sustainable, Smart and Resilient Cities Applications" , the International Envirocities Conference 2022 in Fujairah got underway today under the strategic objective of furthering knowledge of global strategies, policies and laws of smart, sustainable cities.

Taking place from 22-24 November at the Al Bahar Hotel, and organised by Fujairah Municipality, Fujairah Natural Resources Corporation - Fujairah Government, and Environmental Center for Arab Town, with the support of Dubai Municipality and the Arab Towns Organization, the conference is an important addition to the Arab and global environmental cooperation calendar and will host speakers from around the world. They will provide opportunities to learn about global legislation for smart cities, share expertise and experiences in this field, and provide insights on the international best practices

Mohamed Saif Al Afkham, Director General of Fujairah Municipality and Chairman of the conference's organising committee, said more than 900 decision makers, experts, the public and private sector, educational bodies,and institutional stakeholders from 25 countries gathered in Fujairah to further explore opportunities and share knowledge on smart, sustainable cities, taking advantage of new innovations and technologies to improve wellbeing and drive positive change.

Speakers said with the tremendous development of the technological revolution in the world today, including data science, AI, and IoT, it has become essential for any resilient city to incorporate all of these elements into the majority of their sectors and fields. If used with good governance, such technology is considered a necessary booster and assistant in terms of saving time and achieving more accurate results.

The concept of smart, sustainable, and resilient cities brings with it other aspects, including the creation of job opportunities, opening up prospects for safe investments, and building sustainable societies and economies. It also involves the development of public transportation systems, creating public green landscapes, and improving urban planning and management in participatory and inclusive ways in the presence of advanced urban centers that could support decision-makers and manage sustainable projects. In due course, we build our cities and thenceforward celebrate the outcomes of our planning and strategic and executive visions.

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