The Cabinet approved the development of a national framework on the strategy and promotion of smart cities, after a proposal submitted by the Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy.
A press release issued on Monday by the Deputy Ministry said that the initiative forms part of the government’s plans to achieve a digital and green transition and to promote innovation as a tool for social welfare and viable economic development in today’s continuously changing and excessively competitive global environment.
The project will be implemented under the Deputy Ministry's coordination, in cooperation with all partners, competent Ministries, and local authorities.
The national framework outlines the necessary reforms, policies and structures that will allow the effective establishment of smart cities all over Cyprus in a uniform manner.
The Deputy Ministry said the initiative is fully in line with the EU development strategy that aims toward achieving a continuous long-term improvement of quality of life through the creation of sustainable communities able to manage and use resources efficiently.